Asus announced the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) back in November 2017, bringing to smartphones series for a budget segment with interesting features such as following the trend of the new 18:9 aspect ratio screen, Face unlock technology and more. The device was first introduced in Russia, after that the manufacturer began expanding its market in Europe and now it is the turn of the device to reach the North American market.
Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) will hit North American market in February and will be available in two Azure Silver and Deepsea Black colors. The Asus Zenfone Max Plus price in USA has been set at $229 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.
Last week, Asus has rolled out the update for ZenFone Max Plus M1, which brings a series of improvements to the camera quality with the focusing blur issue, as well as the optimization of the audio and power consumption.
Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 features a 5.7-inch IPS display with an FHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 256GB.
It has a dual rear camera setup includes: one is 16-megapixel and the other one with 8-megapixel resolution. The dual camera setup has a f/2.0 aperture lens as well as a 120-degree wide-angle lens to capture landscape and group photos. For selfie, the device an 8-megapixel camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens. There are pre-installed features such as skin toning, smoothing, lightening, and eye correction among others to enhance selfies. The handset also comes equipped with a rear fingerprint sensor to unlock the device quickly.
The device packs a 4130mAh battery that is claimed to deliver standby up to 26 hours of talk time on a 3G network or up to 13 hours of video playback on a single charge.