Lastest Bezel-less Long Battery Life Asus Mobile – Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL) Launch
Asus has refreshed the entire range of Zenfone at the MWC 2018, and there are plenty of new phones headed our way in the next couple of months.
The latest Max M1 is the long battery life phone from the brand that comes with a massive 4000 mAH capacity battery. Apart from the Max M1, the brand has launched the Zenfone 5/5Z and the more affordable Zenfone 5 Lite.
This year Asus is banking on AI as well as camera prowess to create hype for the new Zenfone series. Another noticeable change is a switch to the bezel-free design for the entire portfolio.
Moreover, the premium Zenfone 5 comes with a notch like the iPhone X and the Zenfone 5 Lite boasts of a Quad-Camera setup. The Zenfone M1 looks similar to the Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 that was launched in the US couple of days back for $229.
Zenfone Max M1
For starters, the new Zenfone Max M1 comes with either the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 or the more humble Snapdragon 425 chipset. On the other hand, the Max Plus M1 comes with the MediaTek 6750 Octa-Core processor.
The lower variant can come with 2 GB ram and 16 GB of internal storage space whereas the higher variant offers 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage space.
Moreover, the phone comes with a dedicated micro-sd card slot so you can use two sim cards and a micro-sd card simultaneously.
Design and Display
The Max M1 looks more similar to the Zenfone 5 Lite, however, comes with a smaller 5.5 Inch HD+ (1440*720 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Notably, the display has 400 nits maximum brightness and comes with 83% screen to body ratio.
The back side is metallic, unlike the Zenfone 5 Lite, which has a more premium looking glass back cover. Also, Max M1 comes with a fingerprint scanner and even has the face-unlock feature.
The device is not very thick, measures 8.7 mm in thickness and weighs 150 grams. It has a compact body, similar to a 5.1-inch device that packs a large battery and display, thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio.
Battery Life & OS
The highlight feature of the mobile is its long battery life, as it comes with a 4000 mAH battery. The battery can easily run all day with medium to heavy usage, although Asus has not shared if the device comes with fast charging support or not.
Like most of the new Zenfone 5 series devices, the Max M1 too comes with Dual rear camera setup. There is a Dual 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel camera that comes with f/2.0 aperture and a dedicated flash.
The secondary camera comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens and also has PDAF support.
Furthermore, there is an 8-megapixel front selfie camera that comes with a f/2.2 aperture for clicking detailed images.
The phone comes with all the standard connectivity/expansion options like 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim, micro-USB and micro-sd card support. There are even WIFI support, Bluetooth V4.1, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Price and Availability
There is no word on the price or availability of the device in India or other countries yet but we can expect it to launch in next 2 months in the sub 15k price range.
A lot of mobiles from different Chinese brands these days offer 4000 mAH capacity battery and it is becoming a more common benchmark for having a good battery life.
The Max M1 will come in Gold, Black, and Ruby red color options when it starts shipping.
You can also read about the New Asus Zenfone 5 Lite or the more premium Asus Zenfone 5/5Z.
Also, Read – 15 Best Phones With Great Battery Life.