Asus announces Zoom to Wanda, an interactive online hunt game, featuring ZenFone Zoom

Asus announces Zoom to Wanda, an interactive online hunt game, featuring ZenFone Zoom

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

~ For 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

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 will run from today, March 21, 2016 until April 17, 2016 — 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 — 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.

Availability & Pricing

ASUS ZenFone Zoom is available in India on Flipkart and at ASUS Exclusive Stores for a price of Rs. 37,999. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom Specifications

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

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