ASUS Announces Zoom to Wanda


Epic online game starring fictional blogger Wanda invites players to celebrate launch of ZenFone Zoom by hunting for clues in stunning extreme-resolution gigapixel photos


· For the launch of the ZenFone Zoom, ASUS has created an online game in which participants search for Wanda, a mysterious character

· Participants can win prizes and even have their image inserted into Wanda’s World, becoming part of the game for their friends to find

· ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3X optical-zoom smartphone with an innovative 10-element HOYA lens arrangement for crisp detail

TAPEI, Tawain, 21 march 2016 — ASUS today announced Zoom to Wanda, an intriguing interactive hunt, featuring the new ZenFone Zoom. ZenFone Zoom marks a new era in smartphone photography with the world’s thinnest optical zoom mechanism to enable both magnification of distant subjects and close-up shooting of small objects in incredible detail. Using this as its inspiration, the enthralling Zoom to Wanda game invites participants to travel and explore the world in detail as an investigative journalist in search of the mysterious Wanda.

Zoom to Wanda: An open invitation to explore the world and all its impressive detail

Zoom to Wanda is a passport to explore the world, presented in gorgeous gigapixel images, while chasing down a true wanderluster – Wanda.The game is based on a character named Wanda who, armed with an adventurous spirit, insatiable curiosity, and her ASUS ZenFone Zoom, is travelling the world and sharing her exotic travelling and dining experiences on her blog.

Zoom to Wanda instantly turns participants into investigative journalists tasked with following critical clues to chase down Wanda as she wanders through the most charming streets and indulges in the world’s best food. Tracking her down is a visually engaging experience, involving audiences zooming in on countries, cities and impressive monuments to uncover her trail.

Gigapixel glory: Explore the world’s incredible detail in in extreme resolution

Inspired by ZenFone Zoom’s incredible 12X-magnification capability, ASUS has used gigapixel-photo technology to create the Zoom to Wanda experience, immersing participants in incredible experiences in India, Italy, Japan, and beyond. ZenFone Zoom fans can explore these beautiful cities from a bird’s eye view and then zoom down to street level — all made possible by extreme-resolution imagery.

Join in to win: 20 lucky participants will each win a ZenFone Zoom

The Zoom to Wanda online challenge run from the March 21, 2015 until April 17, 2015 — and is open to players around the world. There is no charge for entry. Following the competition’s climax the 20 participants with the highest scores will each be awarded a brand-new ZenFone Zoom. To take part, wanderlusters should visit today — and begin their hunt for Wanda.

Find the Instagrammers: More prizes to be won by hunting down Wanda’s Instafamous frieds

Wanda is not alone. She’s being helped by nine famous Instagrammers from Asia who are also hidden in the Zoom to Wanda game world. Some of Wanda’s Instafamous friends include: Simone Bramante (@brahimino) who joins Wanda for an adventure in Italy; Ritesh Uttamchandani (@riteshuttamchandani) who will provide audiences clues in India; and Takashi Yasui (@_tuck4), who can be found in Japan. More of Wanda’s friends can be discovered along the way too.

Fans who find Wanda’s Instafamous friends will also be in the running for some great prizes, including ZenFone Zoom handsets.

About ZenFone Zoom: The world’s thinnest 3X optical-zoom smartphone

ZenFone Zoom is the newest addition to the ASUS ZenFone family. It is the world's thinnest 3X optical-zoom smartphone with an innovative 10-prism lens arrangement for up to 12X total magnification. It is powered by a 64-bit Intel® Atom processor with 4GB RAM, has a fantastic 13MP resolution and lightning-fast laser auto-focus — ensuring no incredible moment is missed.


ASUS product availability varies by country and territory. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom


Quad-core, 64-bit Intel® Atom

Operating system

ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 (Lollipop)


5.5-inch with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 403ppi pixel density

IPS+ display with 400-nits brightness and full screen lamination

Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with anti-fingerprint coating

Pixelmaster cameras

Rear: 13MP, f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture, 10-element, 3X optical zoom lens, with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash

Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 88-degree lens with Pano Selfie

PixelMaster features include Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, Beautification mode, Professional (manual-settings) mode, Super Resolution (52MP) mode, 32s-long exposures, 5ccm macro mode and zero shutter lag

Dedicated shutter and recording buttons

Network standards

4G/LTE Category 4: up to 150/50Mbps (DL/UL)

DC-HSPA+: up to 42/5.76Mbps (DL/UL)

4 LDS (Laser Direct Structure) antennas for best call / data quality

(Network support varies by country)

Memory and storage

64GB/128GB ROM


Micro-SD card slot (up to 128GB supported)


802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0


3.5mm audio jack, single micro-SIM

Location sensors


Other sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyro, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors


3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer


Premium Black Leather, Premium White Leather


(H x W x D)

158.9 x 78.84 x 5~11.95mm




[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.