Asus, last month announced its first 18:9 display smartphone, the Asus Pegasus 4S. Now, the company has announced yet another 18:9 display smartphone, but this time, under the Zenfone lineup. The Taiwanese company has announced the Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1). The company just revealed the press renders and specifications of the smartphone, ignoring the price and availability details.
The Zenfone Max Plus (M1) caters to the mid-range market and will be a successor to the current Zenfone Max models. The Max Plus (M1) flaunts a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display also has a 2.5D curved glass on top. Under the hood, the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) has a mediocre MediaTek MT6750T SoC, which also powered the Asus Zenfone 3s Max launched last year.
Accompanying the SoC is 2GB and 3GB of RAM, and the device comes with 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. There's a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. Connectivity options in the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port.
This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Asus has also added a Face Unlock mode. Thanks to the 18:9 display, Asus has added a fingerprint sensor at the back within reach of the index finger. The smartphone has a unimetal body design.
The USP of the Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) is the dual camera setup at the back and the massive battery inside. The Max Plus (M1) has two sensors at the back- 16MP and 8MP. A 16MP RGB sensor and an 8MP secondary sensor which captures 120-degree wide-angle images. Up front, Asus has added an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Zenfone Max Plus (M1) is backed by a 4130mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 26 hours of talk time on the 3G network and 13 hours of video playback. Asus did not mention the fast charging technology used on the smartphone.
The device will be first made available in Russia, and it will be available in other countries very soon. Asus has launched the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) in three colour options- Black Wave, Azure Silvery, and Sunny Golden.