ASUS has released a new upgraded Zenfone Max that carries an entirely new processor in India.
Recall that the old Asus Zenfone Max came with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor but the recently released Zenfone Max comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor.
Another noticeable variation is that the new Asus Zenfone Max comes in two RAM options, one spotting 2GB and another with 3GB RAM. Both variants have an internal memory capacity of 32GB which is expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB.
The new Asus Zenfone Max is not just massive in screen size alone, boasting of a 5.5-inch 720p screen, but also in battery size. The smartphone comes with a 5,000mAh battery capacity which Asus claims can last up to 38 days of standby time, 37.5 hours of 3G talk time and 32.5 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. The phone can also be used as a charger for other devices, using an OTG cable.
In the camera aspect, the new Asus ZenFone Max has a 13 MP, f/2.0-aperture rear camera with the ASUS PixelMaster 2.0 technology and dual-LED flash. The Laser AF helps to focus on an object in 0.03 seconds. The front camera in ZenFone Max is 5 MP with f/2.0-aperture.
The smartphone supports 4G LTE, GSM, GPRS,GPS, aGPS, Bluetooth V 4.0, WiFi and micro USB. The sensor in the phone include Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, and Ambient light sensors.
The new Asus ZenFone Max which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box will be available in black, white, orange, and blue.
The new Asus ZenFone Max is priced at INR 9,999 ($148) for the 2GB and INR 12,999 for the 3GB option. What this means is that both variants of the Zenfone Max will sell for between N40,000 and N60,000 when available in Nigeria.