Tech developer underdog Asus have been teasing their latest ZenFone on Facebook and YouTube, posting glimpses and hints and in one case Morse code to consumers, all of which has led many to believe that their new phone will feature an optical zoom.
Most phone cameras have a digital zoom, which you should notice when you try to zoom too much and lose resolution. Other smartphones have tried to include an optical zoom, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Galaxy K Zoom, but the extra photo hardware caused them to be quite bulky in size.
Early glimpses of the new ZenFone show quite a slim-line device, so it would appear that Asus have cracked the nut on how to have your optical zoom cake, and eat it too! Full revelations soon!