ASUS Philippines officially launches the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone in the country on January 14, 2018.
It’s the company’s first smartphone with an 18:9 display. It also lives up to the ‘Max’ moniker by having a massive 4130mAh battery.
The Battery King
The ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 is being marketed with the tagline ‘The Battery King with Full View Display’.
It has a standby time of up to 26 days while connected to a 4G network according the official ASUS website. Meanwhile, 3G talk time is estimated at 26 hours and Wi-Fi browsing at 21 hours.
Curiously, the device has a smaller battery capacity compared to the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max which boasts a 5000mAh battery! That one doesn’t have an 18:9 display though.
Dual Cameras and Full View Display
The ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 also has a dual camera system at the back. It’s composed of a 16 Megapixel main camera and an 8 Megapixel wide angle secondary camera. This enables bokeh effect and instant switching to normal or wide angle mode.
Its display is a 5.7-inch IPS panel with a Full HD+ resolution or 1080 x 2160 pixels. Hence, previewing photos and consuming multimedia content should be enjoyable.
Face Unlock Feature
Aside from a fingerprint sensor at the back of the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1. It also supports Face Recognition for unlocking.
However, it only uses the front camera to identify your face so it won’t work in dark environments.
Price and Availability
The official price of the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 in the Philippines is ₱11,995.00. It’s being promoted by the newly announced Zenfone Philippines Brand Ambassador, actor Gerald Anderson.
It will be available in ASUS stores and retailers as well as online at Lazada Philippines.
- 5.7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2160 Pixels), 424 ppi
- Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
- Mediatek MT6750T Chipset
- 4 GB of RAM
- 16 + 8 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
- 8 Megapixel Front Camera
- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
- 32GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- MicroUSB 2.0
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 4130mAh Battery
- 152.6 x 73 x 8.8 mm @ 160 g
- ₱11,995.00 Official Price in the Philippines