Asus has officially launched its first smartphone in the ZenFone 4 series, the ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL), rather quietly in an unveiling for the Russian market. The company is yet to comment on when the device would make it to India.

What is immediately striking about the Zenfone 4 Max is that it boasts of a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery and sports dual rear facing cameras. The phone will be sold at 13,900 Rubles (around Rs 14,079) in Russia very soon.

The phone was leaked back in May with the same model number as on Asus’s Royal Club ‘Online Booking System’ and comes with a 5.5-inch display which is offered in a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080). The processor underneath comes in two offerings — a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (the price for which is yet to be revealed) and the other a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor.

The Zenfone 4 Max also comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, expandable up to 256 GB via a Micro SD card. Offered in three colours, gold, pink and black, the phone runs Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box with Asus’ ZenUI interface.

Now, despite the mammoth battery, GSMArena reports that the in-box charger bundled with the device is relatively weak. The 10 W output charger takes roughly 4 hours to charge to 100 percent.

The phone includes a 13 MP f/2.0 primary lens on the back along with a 120-degree wide angle camera, which puts the Zenfone 4 Max above the common mid-ranger. There’s also an 8 MP f/2.2 camera on the front, which can stitch 140-degree selfie panoramas. Asus has also included what is called a ‘Super Resolution’ mode which allow photos to be taken at 52 MP.

Asus India slashed prices on the Zenfone 3, 3 Max and 3S line-up recently in India, post-GST roll-out. It is yet to be known when the company will unveil the rest of its line-up.

Publish date: July 5, 2017 10:15 am| Modified date: July 5, 2017 10:15 am

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