Late last year, ASUS announced the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus (M1). The company is now following it up with a toned-down variant, the ASUS Zenfone Max (M1).
This device has the screen size of 5.7-inches like its bigger brother. However, it has a lower HD+ resolution. But still, the ASUS Zenfone Max (M1) has an 18:9 aspect ratio screen, so unless you’re really into pixels, you’d barely notice the difference.
Another way to differentiate it from the other is by looking at the back. The two rear shooters on this device are in a vertical orientation, while the former is in horizontal. Oh, and by the way, this handset feature 13-megapixel and 16-megapixel resolution cameras.
Under the hood, it sports a Snapdragon 430 chipset, with either a 3GB/32GB, 2GB/16GB, or 2GB/32GB configurations.
And of course, it wouldn’t be an ASUS “Max” device without the large battery inside. In the Max M1’s case, what we have here is a 4000mAh battery capacity.
ASUS Zenfone Max (M1) Specs
- Android 8.0 Oreo, ZenUI 5.0
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano)
- 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display, 1440 x 720 resolution, ~282ppi
- 18:9 aspect ratio, 84.4% screen-to-body ratio
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/430 octa-core processor
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- Adreno 308/505 GPU
- 16GB/32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (wide-angle) dual rear cameras
- Fingerprint scanner
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- microUSB 2.0
- Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7mm
- Weight: 150g
- Colors: Sunlight Gold, Ruby Red, Deepsea Black
- 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
ASUS hasn’t disclosed the official global availability yet. However, the device’s base model is slated to arrive in Russia for pre-order with a price of RUB12,990 (~Php11,900).