Asus delays the ZenFone 3 Zoom until Q2, will improve its specs for the US

Asus delays the ZenFone 3 Zoom until Q2, will improve its specs for the US
Released last week in Taiwan, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was supposed to become available in the US starting this quarter. Unfortunately, Asus North America says that the phone is being delayed until the second quarter of the year, so it's now expected to arrive sometime between April and June.

Answering to a fan on Facebook, Asus mentions that the delay allows it to "rework" the ZenFone 3 Zoom "with better specs." At the moment, there is no word on exactly what specs will be changed. It could be the 5.5-inch 1080p display, the Snapdragon 625 processor, or even the phone's dual rear camera (which offers 2.3x optical zoom). We'll just have to wait and see what Asus has in mind for this.

Previously, Asus said that the ZenFone 3 Zoom would be sold for $399 in the US (unlocked). We assume that this price won't change once the phone hits shelves in Q2, even if it's bound to get some improved features.

The design of the ZenFone 3 Zoom will likely not be changed for the US market. Thus, if you want to take a closer look at the smartphone before you can see it in real life, go ahead and check out our Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom hands-on.



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ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(48h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I actually want to try an asus falgship.

2. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Me too! I'm so saddened with this delay. But I'm still going to buy it. Just gonna pick up the LG G6 1st, since I need something right now. These mid range smartphones are getting more and more interesting.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Flagship**

9. Kevinwoo

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

You'll regret it

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why is that, seriously explain if you have owned one, how will I regret it if I buy one, are they bad?

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It's already perfect in specs IMO. Except for the fact that it's made by ASUS. Complete rubbish company with total disrespect of its customers once anything happens to your device.

6. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I agree, especially with the combo of the Snapdragon 625 processor with the 5000mAh battery. Honestly, I hope they don't work it with the Snapdragon 835 (which will more than likely increase the price) and more than likely won't be as power efficient on the battery.

5. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

I consider this the perfect phone! Asus upped the area where it matters: Camera and Battery. It's never been done before.

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Samehere.

8. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Have they backlit the keys yet? Maybe they should rework that to have a better spec...

11. Duncdawg26

Posts: 170; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

What's with avoiding the US? Only gave the deluxe and now this? Weird market analysis... They probably need a faster processor to handle how thick the skin and bloatware are. Sd821 couldn't handle it w/o stuttering...

12. Finrodize

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Absolutely love the concept of this phone. It is basically a Lenovo P2 on camera steroids. For me this is the perfect blend of performance and features. I would much rather have a battery life of several days, than a top notch processor. For daily use there is anyway barely a difference and i am not using my phone as a gaming device. Still hoping they will release it as it is.

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