Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) launched: Everything you need to know

Asus launches Zenfone Max Plus with dual cameras 18:9 FullHD+ screen

After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1).

Talking about the upcoming Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone, ASUS has incorporated a similar design language alike to its Pegasus 4S (which is exclusive in China). The screen is shielded by 2.5D curved glass.

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's also a fingerprint scanner located at the back of the phone. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor along with Mali T860MP2 GPU, which is the same setup that is found on the Zenfone 3s Max. In case you are wondering, storage expansion is possible up to 256GB using microSD card.

The Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) is powered by a 4,130mAh battery. The secondary sensor on this device offers 120-degree wide-angle lens to take group photos.

The front camera holds an 8 Megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and Micro-USB port. For photography, it will come with a dual camera setup consisting of 16MP standard lens and 8MP wide angle lens. Meanwhile, the battery life should be pretty solid thanks to its 4,130 mAh capacity, but Android 8.0 Oreo fans might be disappointed to learn that the device ships with Android 7.0 Nougat (with ASUS' ZenUI 4.0 skin on top). Moreover, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) will also be equipped with dual cameras on the rear. While there is no information about either the pricing or its availability as yet, it is expected to be available on sale in Russian Federation soon.

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