ZenFone Max (M1) with Android Oreo and 4000mAh battery launched at MWC

Asus Zenfone Max (M1)

Mobile World Congress is going on in full swing and companies are using the occasion to showcase some impressive phones. Joining the league of Samsung and Nokia, Asus has launched a couple of smart and affordable phones yesterday. The line-up includes the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 Lite and ZenFone Max (M1). While the first two phones are laced with Artificial Intelligence, the latter two are decently specced devices in their own ways. Let’s look at the ZenFone Max (M1) in detail. 

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ZenFone Max (M1): specs and features

The ZenFone Max (M1) is somewhat identical to its Russian predecessor, the ZenFone Max Plus. The main difference between the two is the chipset powering them from the inside. 

The ZenFone Max (M1) has been launched with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440p and a 2.5D curved glass. It carries an 18:9 aspect ratio display and features minimum bezels. The phone is available in two variants – one with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and another with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The phone’s predecessor was powered by the MediaTek MT6750T processor. 

The ZenFone Max (M1) sports a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. The native storage can be expanded via a microSD card by up to 256GB. The phone has three different slots, two for nano-SIM cards and one for a memory card. The optics on the device include a dual rear camera setup. The primary 13MP sensor comes with an aperture of f/2.0, Dual LED flash and PDAF. The secondary 8MP sensor comes with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The selfie shooter on the phone has an 8MP sensor as well. However, Asus says that the configuration of the front camera can vary from region to region. 

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The device comes with a massive  4000mAh battery with a 4G VoLTE standby time of forty-one days. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUi 5.0 on top. The fingerprint sensor is present on the back of the device and a Facial Unlock feature can be expected soon. It comes in three colour variants – Ruby Red, Deepsea Black and Sunlight Gold. Do you find the ZenFone Max (M1) impressive? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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