Asus has recently launched Zenfone 5 series including three different variants available in varying price range. The smartphone maker has geared up for the mid-range smartphone market especially in Asia. Now, the rumors are coming out that the company is almost ready to introduce another mid-range smartphone. Asus Zenfone 5 Max is the new phone that the Taiwanese company is all set to launch. The new Asus smartphone will be landing in the new ZenFone lineup. With this new mid-range smartphone, Asus plans to take over the Asian smartphone market against its rivals like Samsung and Xiaomi. The recently launched ZenFone 5 smartphones came out as a good deal from the company. All the variants have good design, powerful specifications, and latest features. Now, we will see what the company is planning to offer with its upcoming Asus Zenfone smartphone in the mid-range market for Asian users.
However, for now, we don't have official information from the company itself what all we have are rumors and leaks. According to the recent reports the Asus Zenfone 5 Max will be coming with premium features and tweaked design but it will be priced considerably less. Now, let's have a look at all the information that is available regarding the Asus upcoming smartphone.
The recent reports and leaks point that Asus Zenfone 5 Max will be sharing the similar design pattern like recently launched Zenfone models. However, there will be some design tweaks that will make it more prominent. According to the rumors, the phone will have a smaller bezel design at the front with a much smaller chin at the bottom of the phone. Asus Zenfone 5 Max is expected to own a unibody look made of metal that is lying over an aluminum frame for a better look. Besides the front and back both are expected to cover with the glass design like ZenFone 5 lite, however, we doubt that. Along with this, the 5.7-inch smartphone is expected to carry the dual camera that will be vertically positioned at the back with LED light and fingerprint sensor. The front camera is expected to be powerful which will be stacked at the front top with other sensors. Asus Zenfone 5 Max body could come with more round edges compared to other smartphones in the lineup. On the overall, the design fo the phone will be somehow basic, yet it will share premium looks.
The hardware support of the Asus smartphones is getting better with time, and we have noticed that with recent launches. Now, the company will be introducing another smartphone that will fall under affordable price with powerful hardware support.
Zenfone 5 Max will be coming with a 5.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display having the support of 1080 X 2160 pixel resolution. Besides the phone is also expected to have a higher screen to body ratio that will be offering the 18:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, the rumors also suggest that the Corning Gorilla glass will protect the screen. The high-resolution display and the higher aspect ratio will make the Asus Zenfone 5 Max a perfect choice for the mid-range smartphone users.
Now, coming to the processing unit of the smartphone we have found that the phone could possess robust hardware support here. The leaks point out the Asus smartphone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset for all the main functionalities. The chipset will be paired with a powerful Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.84 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260) processor. The entire processing unit of the smartphone will be powered by a RAM of 4GB and internal storage of 32 GB that will be upgradable up to 2TB via micros SD card that will use the SIM slot 2. Besides, Zenfone 5 Max is also expected to come with a dual rear camera having the combo of 13 MP + 13MP lens offering the features like phase detection, Autofocus and other. The front camera will be a selfie booster with a 13MP lens that will also support some extra features.
The Asus smartphone will be running on Android 8.0 right out of the box for the most prominent experience. A 3300 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery is expected to come with Asus ZenFone 5 Max to power up the phone.
I have already mentioned that the smartphone still needs to come out of the company's shadow. For now, there is no official information about the launch date of the phone, but some reliable sources are pointing out the possible date. According to resources, the smartphone is expected to be launched in October by the company. Moreover, another resource confirmed that the company would be launching ZenFone 5 Max on 18 October. However, all these pieces of information are not authentic, so we need to wait for a while. Similarly, the price of the smartphone is still a mystery that company have not solved yet. Considering the features, specifications and other aspects of the smartphone we expect the phone to come with a price tag of Rs.18,990.
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Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow