The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) device is quite similar to the previously launched ZenFone Max Plus (M1), which had been released early last year in Russia, which only became available in the US later this year. On Tuesday, the Asus ZenFone Max (M1) was launched in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2018 alongside the ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone 5Z, and ZenFone 5; these make up the ZenFone series from the Asus brand. Although we are yet to get a price information for the ZenFone Max (M1), there is, however, a major difference in the devices, that is, it runs on two variants, which are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, rather than running on a MediaTek MT6750T. Another notable difference is the display screen which is smaller with a 5.5-inch, compared to the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) which has a 5.7-inch display screen on the devices.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) Specifications and Price
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) comes with a 5.5-inch full high definition plus (720×1440 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratios, with a 2.5D curved glass. It comes in two different processors which are, the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, and the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) device runs on an Android 8.0 Oreo with the brand’s ZenUI 5.0 skin on top. The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) sports a 13-megapixel dual rear camera with a primary sensor coupled, a f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and a dual LED flash, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel sensor which is coupled with a wide angle lens of 120 degree. The front camera sports an 8-megapixel sensor as well, with a f/2.2 aperture for better selfies. However, Asus notably added that the specifications of the front camera may vary based on the region.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) comes with a 3GB RAM coupled with a 32GB internal storage which can be expandable with a micro SD card of up to 256GB with its own unique card slot. It is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery, which is expected to give up to 36 hours of talk time when on 3G, as well as 41 days of standby time when on 4G and each device measures about 147.3mm (millimeters) in height, 70.9mm in width, as well as a thickness of 8.7mm (158.30mm x 70.90mm x 7.8mm) and it weighs about 150 grams.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) comes with a nano dual-SIM configuration (GSM and GSM) smartphone as well as available connectivity options as Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS plus GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM, 3G and 4G VoLTE. They also come bearing a fingerprint sensor on the rear which can unlock the device in about 0.5 seconds, although the company actually considered a face unlock feature.
The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) will be made available in Sunlight Gold, Ruby Red and Deep sea Black colour variants.