Joining in on the latest trend of 18:9 phones is Asus, which has made quite a name for itself recently with its ZenFone series. The new phone will be the first in the budget series with an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
The main attraction here is the 5.7-inch LCD display, which comes with FHD+ 1080p display on the front. The design is metal-built coming in Black, Silver and Gold. Despite having a sizeable “chin” at the bottom, the fingerprint sensor at the back.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you’ll find the aging MediaTek 6750T processor, coming with its eight Cortex-A53 CPUs, with either 2 or 3 GB RAM. Storage options range between 16 and 32 GB, which are also expandable via a microSD card slot. Dual-SIM compatibility is also supported via a hybrid card slot.
It runs Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0.
At the back sits a dual camera setup, featuring a 16 MP and an 8 MP lens with LED Flash.
The front also comes with an 8 MP sensor. The front camera also supports face unlock, a feature which is getting a lot of attention since the iPhone X’s release.
Battery and Price
The battery on the Zenfone Max Plus is a large 4,130 mAh cell. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support fast-charging, taking three hours to charge. It does manage up to 13 hours of video playback.
The pricing and availability details of the phone are still under wraps, though seeing as it is a strictly mid-range phone it shouldnt be more than $300.
Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1)
- CPU: Cortex-A53 octa-core
- Chipset: MediaTek 6750T
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- 5.7-inch LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Internal: 16/32 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 16 MP + 8 MP, LED flash
- Secondary: 8 MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi ac, GPS, LTE, Bluetooth
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4,130 mAh
- Price: TBA