As a whole the Asus ZenFone Max (ZC550KL) is a new mid-ranger unveiled in India at ZenFestival alongside the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, Laser and ZenFone Selfie today. Actually, the Taiwanese firm focused on battery life and launched it. Dubbed ZenFone Max, it comes with an ample 5,000mAh battery that should give it extra long power autonomy.
Detailed! With the massive battery power on the smartphone, you can even charge other devices when connected to the ZenFone Max. It’s built-in around a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 Processor with Adreno 306 GPU, paired at 2GB of RAM, available to buy in 8GB or 16GB variants, which also has an expandable microSD card support up to 128GB additionally.
As all the ZenFone 2 series, this new ZenFone Max runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Asus Zen UI 2.0 skin on top. It has a Dual SIM standard and supports 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Photography-wise, this new maximum hardware has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash, Laser AutoFocus lens and housese a 5-megapixel Selfie-centric front-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens.
This new ZenFone Max smartphone is just 5.2mm thick, and can compete with the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 with 5.1mm thin metal-clad frame. But this new Asus ZenFone Max will only be made available to buy in October 2015, and pricing will be revealed later.