Asus has announced its latest mid-range smartphone in the ZenFone line up, the ZenFone 4 Max, successor of last year’s Zenfone 3 Max in Russia. It packs a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080p) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by Snapdragon 430 (Octa-core) or Snapdragon 425 (Quad-core) processor coupled with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM, has 16GB/32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Zen UI 3.0 on top.
It has dual cameras on the back, a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens, and a secondary camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens for capturing landscape and group shots. On the front it sports an 8-megapixel camera with soft LED Flash, 85-degree wide-angle lens with support for 140-degree selfie panorama.
It also has a unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the front that can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds and comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots. It packs a huge 5000mAh battery that promises up to 46 days of standby time on LTE, up to 40 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 22 hours of video playback. It has OTG support to charge other devices easily.
Asus ZenFone 4 Max specifications:
- 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD 2.5D curved glass display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (64-bit) SoC with 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU / Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (64-bit) SoC with 1.4GHz Octa-Core CPU
- Adreno 308 GPU / Adreno 505 GPU
- 2GB RAM with 16GB storage / 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Zen UI 3.0
- Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
- 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 5-magnet speakers with NXP Smart Amp Amplifier, Dual noise-canceling microphones
- Dual rear camera – 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens, PDAF, LED Flash, secondary camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens, EIS, 1080p video recording
- 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 85-degree wide-angle lens, 140-degree selfie panorama, soft LED flash, 1080p video recording
- Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient Light, Gravity sensor
- Non-removable 5000mAh built-in battery with 10W fast charging, PowerMaster power saving mode
- Dimensions: 154 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 181 grams
- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink
The Asus ZenFone 4 Max price starts at 13900 Ruble (US$ 234 / Rs. 15,170 approx) for the base variant – SD 425 Quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (ZC554KL-4A001RU) and will go on sale in Russia soon.