tech2 News Staff Feb 28, 2018 15:15 PM IST
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Asus launched the ZenFone Max (M1) on 27 February at MWC 2018. The smartphone was launched along with the ZenFone 5 series of smartphones. The smartphones launched under the ZenFone 5 series include ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite. The price of the Asus ZenFone Max (M1) (ZB555KL) has not been revealed by the company.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) (ZB555KL) comes in two variants, one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and the other with a Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3 GB RAM. It features a 5.5-inch HD Plus 18:9 aspect ratio display on the front. At back the smartphone comes with a 13 MP + 8 MP dual camera setup whereas the front-facing camera is an 8 MP unit. It may vary depending on the region in which the smartphone has been launched.
The Asus smartphone is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, which brings a talk-time of 26 hours on a 3G connection and a standby time of 41 days on a 4G connection. The company has included face unlock feature on the smartphone and a fingerprint sensor lies on the rear side of the device. The smartphone will come with Android 8.0 Oreo and 3 GB RAM.
Connectivity options on the smartphone includes dual Nano SIM card slot, up to 32 GB internal storage, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (dual-band, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Storage can be expanded up to 256 GB by inserting a micro-SD card.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) will be available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Ruby Red colour variants.
Disclaimer: Tech2 was invited to MWC 2018 by Huawei, who were responsible for all expenses related to travel and accommodation.