ASUS Puts Epic Twist to the ZenFone Zoom  with Online Game, “Zoom to Wanda”  

Join in on the summer fun with an exciting investigative online game featuring stunning extreme-resolution gigapixel photos

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Following the successful mark and positive reception of the game-changing ZenFone Zoom early this year, ASUS Philippines is now all set to officially launch today, March 21, the epic online game “Zoom to Wanda”, which  makes use of the ZenFone Zoom’s unmatched 3x optical zoom feature as the game’s inspiration.


“Zoom to Wanda” is an intriguing interactive hunt that invites participants to travel and explore the world in full detail as they play an investigative journalist in search of a mysterious character named “Wanda” – a fictional blogger. Participants will have to search for various clues by zooming in on distant objects and small elements during gameplay, in order to follow the footsteps and ultimately, find out the whereabouts of this Wanda.

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“In celebration of the ZenFone Zoom and its undeniable mark in this smartphone photography era, we are now inviting users to experience the ZenFone Zoom in an even more fun and unique way via “Zoom to Wanda”. This enthralling online game also puts a twist on user experience giving participants the option to have their personal images  become inserted into Wanda’s World during actual game play, which would be visible to their network of friends. And of course, players can expect that their experience with “Zoom to Wanda” will likewise be displayed in stunning, crisp details, much like how their actual experience with the ZenFone Zoom will be  shares ASUS Philippines Marketing Manager Jamie Zaldivar.


Zoom to Wanda: See Wanda’s World Up Close and in Full, Impressive  Detail

“Zoom to Wanda” presents users a passport to explore the world – presented in gorgeous gigapixel images – , while chasing down a true wanderluster in  – 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 used gigapixel-photo technology to create an incredible “Zoom to Wanda” experience, immersing participants in real-worldly 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 and in to win: 20 lucky participants will each win a ZenFone Zoom

The Zoom to Wanda online challenge run from the March 21, 2016 until April 17, 2016 — and is open to players all 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.

Meet the Infamous Instagrammers: More prizes to be won by hunting down Wanda’s Instafamous friends

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.

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

The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is one of the newest additions to the successfully-growing product line in 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 ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML

Processor      64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3590 2.5GHz Quad-Core

Operating system     ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

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

IPS display with 400cd/m2 brightness and full-screen lamination

Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 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


(Network support varies by country)

Memory and storage            128GB ROM


Micro SD card slot (up to 64GB supported)

Wireless         802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0

Connectors   3.5mm audio jack, single micro-SIM

Location sensors     GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

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

Battery            3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer

Colors            Pure Black, Ceramic White


(H x W x D)    158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95~5mm

Weight           185g


About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.




The ASUS ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML) is now available in authorized re-sellers nationwide in the following locations ( for as low as PHP 26,995.00.