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

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

Today Asus has introduced its latest Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone in Russian Federation which is the successor of last year's Zenfone Max.

Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. However, the Pegasus 4S device is limited and is exclusive only in the Chinese market.

What are your initial impressions of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)? Asus had launched the Pegasus 4S in China before this.

The ASUS Zenfone Max Plus (M1) comes with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen and supports a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels (reported here). Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek 6750T chipset which comes with eight Cortex-A53 cores. However, Asus has not revealed any information regarding the pricing and availability of the device. The base model will come with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. In case you are wondering, storage expansion is possible up to 256GB using microSD card. This is ASUS' second smartphone to feature an 18:9 display - following the Pegasus 4S earlier this month - and it's a very similar product, packing a large battery and dual rear-camera setup, as well as closely-matched design. There's also a fingerprint scanner located at the back of the phone. The primary sensor has PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and the secondary sensor has 120-degree wide-angle lens. Connectivity options in the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port.

The Zenfone Max Plus (M1) runs ZenUI 4.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and will be available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold and Azure Silver colour options. The smartphone also comes pre-loaded with Asus' PowerMaster that is claimed to increase the battery life by two times.