The Taiwanese mobile manufacturing company, Asus is all set to launch its first smartphone of 2017 in the Zenfone series. It’s no surprise that Asus keeps on introducing new smartphones almost every month with few improvements over the previous versions. However, the company claims, the Zenfone 3S Max to be the most powerful addition to Asus Zenfone series.
Asus Zenfone 3S Max Specifications
The Zenfone 3S Max would come with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 with a fresh new design of ZenUI 3.0 out of the box. The all metal body gives it a premium feel. The device will run on an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC, (4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1GHz). The low clocked cores will help improve the battery life on this device.
The device will have complete metal body packing a 5.2-inch, 1280×720 resolution IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. In the invites, Asus said,
Launched last year, the ZenFone 3 series has been appreciated for its design, battery, camera and overall performance. The new phone will bear these trademark features of the series.
The device comes with 3GB of RAM & 32GB of Internal memory. Only things that amazes me, is the expandable storage of 2TB! Guess you won’t be running out of storage. The part that most of us won’t like, is the Hybrid sim slot. It allows you to use the 2nd SIM slot as SD card. But you can use either the SIM or the SDcard. It would have 4G dual SIM. But, if you run out of storage, you’ll be left with a single sim smartphone.
The device will come with a 13MP, f/2.0 aperture PixelMaster rear camera with two-tone LED flash and 8MP selfie-shooter. Although Asus cameras have always been performing great in different conditions, we are not expecting much of an improvement in the camera department.
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max will have a massive 5,000 mAh battery which is the only standout feature. Asus claims that it delivers up to 34 days of standby time. The launch would be a web invent which everyone can attend. We’ll update this article with the link to live streaming on 7th Feb 11:00AM. Make sure to bookmark this page.
Buying the device just for the battery won’t be a good option without actually testing the device. On paper, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max seems to be worthy competitor to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 & Huawei’s Honor 6X. Asus will be targeting the budget segment with the Asus Zenfone 3S Max. The price of the device would be the main selling factor as the Redmi Note 4 is available for ₹10,999 & the Honor 6X for (₹12,999 & ₹14,999). We’ll soon come up with a detailed review of this device.