ASUS has uncovered its new smartphone, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1). This is ASUS’ another smartphone to feature an 18:9 display — observing the Pegasus 4S earlier this month — and it’s a very comparable product; trekking a large battery and dual rear-camera settings; as well as nearly-matched design. It does, however, feature some fundamental differences.
Specs Of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
Details of the phone were issued on ASUS’ Russian portal (via Gadgets360); where it was said that the handset would come with a 5.7-inch, FHD+ display (2160 x 1080 pixels), MediaTek 6750T chipset; and 2 GB/3 GB RAM and 16 GB/32 GB ROM memory versions.
There’s also double camera setup on the rear, with 16 MP + 8 MP sensors; besides a fingerprint scanner; with an 8 MP wide-angle sensor on the exterior (the same as can be found on the Pegasus 4S). Meanwhile, the battery life should be incredibly strong thanks to its 4,130 mAh capacity; but Android 8.0 Oreo aficionadi might be disheartened to hear that the device ships with Android 7.0 Nougat (with ASUS’ ZenUI 4.0 skin on top).
Other tidbits add microSD card support up to 256 GB and a headphone port. No USB Type-C or quick-charge standard, though.
So, despite housing, the similar MediaTek chip; camera setup and screen size, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) deliver a powerful battery and higher resolution display contrasted to the Pegasus 4S — which houses a 4,030 mAh and has the only HD+ resolution. That device, however; does come with a more significant baseline memory configuration at 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM — you can’t blame ASUS of denying customers some options; small as the distinctions between these phones may be.
There is still no news on price, release date, or availability from the company; but we’ll let you know when we have more story; given the Russia listing; it’s possible that the Max Plus (M1) will first go on sale there though.
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