Asus joins the latest trend of 18:9 or bezelless display club with its new product of Asus Zenfone Max Plus. The new venture will be the first one in the budget series smartphones having 18:9 aspect ratio display.
The main highlight of the smartphone specs sheet lies with the 5.7-inch LCD panel having 18:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ 1080p display on the front. The design is metal-built coming in Black, Silver and Gold.
Asus has come up with the fingerprint sensor at the back, though there seems to be enough space at the front to affix sensor over there. However, Dual-SIM compatibility is also supported via a hybrid card slot.
The Zenfone Max Plus runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0 on the top. 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.
The camera setup consists of a dual lens at the back featuring a 16 MP and an 8 MP lens along with the LED Flash. There is an 8 MP sensor at the front of the smartphone that supports face unlock feature.
Asus has incorporated a powerful battery backup with the device that is 4,130 mAh cell. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support fast-charging, taking three hours to charge. Asus claims that the battery backup can withstand for up to 13 hours of video playback.
Pricing and Availability
Asus has yet not unfolded the details of price tag and the targeted markets for the Zenfone Max Plus so far. But if we look into the specs sheet below, we anticipate to have a price tag of not more than $300 for the smartphone.
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|Display||5.7-inch LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes, Rear mounted|
|Internal Storage||16/32 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi ac, GPS, LTE, Bluetooth|
|Primary Camera||16 MP + 8 MP, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP|