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
Manila, Philippines (21 March, 2016) – 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 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 www.asus.com/campaign/zoom-to-wanda 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.
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ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Full Specs
|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 standards||GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+; FDD-LTE
(Network support varies by country)
|Memory and storage||128GB ROM
mDDR3 4GB RAM
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|
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