Asus is now joining the full-screen 18:9 display bandwagon as the company is all set to launch Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone. Earlier, the company had launched Asus Pegasus 4S smartphone, boasting full-screen display, but it is limited to Chinese market only.
The upcoming Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone is very much similar to the Pegasus 4S in terms of design as well as specifications. However, unlike Pegasus 4, the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) will be available in the international markets.
The smartphone features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek 6750T chipset which comes with eight Cortex-A53 cores. This is the same chipset that was used in Zenfone 3S Max.
It will be available in two variants based on the memory — 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There is also a microSD card slot, allowing users to expand the storage capacity.
As for the optics, the smartphone will feature a dual-camera setup at the back. It comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor which has a wide-angle lens. There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The front camera also supports facial recognition based phone unlocking.
There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone, for added security. Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS.
The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system based ZenUI 4.0. It is powered by a 4,130mAh non-removable battery which supports the company’s PowerMaster technology, but there is no fast charging support.
Currently, there is no further information available regarding the Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone, including the pricing and availability details. However, it is expected that the smartphone will be available in three colour options — Silver, Gold and Black.