Asus Zenfone Zoom

As part of the ASUS press event at CES 2015, the company has just announced the Zenfone Zoom, an Android Lollipop 5.5-inch smartphone with a big 13MP rear camera that has 3x optical zoom.

The Zenfone Zoom has been made for heavy photography users, with a manual mode to control features such as white balance, exposure, ISO, shutter speed and focal point. It has a laser-based auto focus for precise and speedy measurements. Yet, ASUS says the phone is also the thinnest smartphone to have a camera with a 3x optical zoom. The Zenfone Zoom also has a 5MP front facing camera.

The ASUS ZenFone Zoom will launch sometime in the second quarter of 2015, for the price of $399.