Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 reveals in China with 18:9 display and large battery

Another ASUS smartphone is set for an imminent release, as the new Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 pops-up in the company’s Chinese website. Based on the specifications, it has much the same as the China-exclusive Asus Pegasus 4S. It could also be the first 18:9 smartphone from the Taiwanese phone maker to be released internationally.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1

According to the listing, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 is expected to have a 5.7-inch HD+ display, with 1440 x 720 resolution, metal body, and 2.5D arc curved glass screen. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750T with a maximum clock speed of 1.5Ghz and is paired with Mali-T860 GPU. There will be two storage to choose: either 32GB or 64GB supported by 4GB RAM.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1

As far as the camera goes, the smartphone has two lenses at the back, consisting of the primary 16-megapixel lens with a f/2.0 aperture and the secondary 8-megapixel sensor with 6P lens and 120° wide-angle. Selfie camera features an 8-megapixel sensor.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1

The battery of the phone packs a large 4,130 mAh battery and runs in Android 7.0 “Nougat” with ZenUI on top. Other features include a fingerprint sensor at the back, dual-SIM (nano), and a dedicated microSD card slot. Connectivity also covers the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with Beidou and A-GPS. Pricing hasn’t confirmed yet.

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 (ASUS_X018DC) key specs:

Display5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen, 1440 X 720 resolution, 282 ppi
2.5D arc curved glass
Metal body
CPU1.5Ghz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset
GPUMali-T860 MP2
SIMDual-SIM, dual-standby (nano)
Storage32GB / 64GB
Storage expansionDedicated microSD card up to 128GB
Rear main camera16-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash
Rear secondary camera8-megapixel, wide-angle
Front camera8-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording1080p (30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 “Nougat”, ZenUI 4.0
OthersFingerprint scanner
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, with A-GPS and GLONASS, Beidou
Battery4,130 mAh non-removable capacity
ColorGold and Black

Matthew Cuyugan

is a senior contributor at Tech Patrol. A student of B.S. Astronomy at Rizal Technological University, who likes to spend time in reading the latest news on mobile industry.

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