Late last year Asus unveiled the Zenfone Max Plus (M1), and today at MWC the company took the wraps off its slightly smaller sibling, the Zenfone Max (M1).
This model comes with a 5.5-inch 1,440×720 18:9 IPS display capable of up to 400 nits of brightness. The phone has an 83% screen-to-body ratio thanks to its slim bezels.
It’s powered by either the Snapdragon 425 or the Snapdragon 430, depending on which variation you happen to buy. Similarly, you can get it with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but there may be lower-end options in some markets.
The Zenfone Max (M1) has a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus, paired with an 8 MP 120-degree wide-angle camera for a trendy dual setup. On the front you have a single 8 MP f/2.2 sensor.
It comes with triple slots – two for SIM cards and one dedicated to microSD cards. One of its main selling points will definitely be the beefy 4,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top.
The Zenfone Max (M1) will be offered in Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Ruby Red. It has a compact body close to what you’d expect from a phone with a 5″ 16:9 screen, and weighs 150g. It boasts a metallic finish with 2.5D curved glass on the front, and a fingerprint sensor on the back.