Besides the Zenfone Zoom, ASUS have also brought in the Zenfone Max — an entry-level 5.5-inch phablet that sports a massive 5,000 mAh battery. ASUS quotes 916 hours (38 days) of standby time while talk time is rated at 37.63 hours. According to the product page, this insane standby time is possible on 3G but with data, wifi, bluetooth and display off.
The smartphone will be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and an Adreno 306 GPU paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (up to 64GB via microSD). The screen is an HD IPS panel, sporting 1280×720 pixels, with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protecting it from bumps and scratches.
Camera wise, the Zenfone Max will sport a 13-megapixel f/2.0 primary shooter with laser autofocus, dual-LED flash and ASUS’s PixelMaster 2.0 technology while selfies are taken care of by a 5MP front snapper. The device will also have support for dual-SIM, but only one slot supports Cat4 LTE that boasts speeds of up to 150Mbps.
As with most massive-batteried phones, the Zenfone Max will support USB OTG charging allowing you to top up your friends devices in the event of an emergency. This smartphone will also come running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the ZenUI skin.
The device will come in two colours, white and black, and will be priced at RM899. For more information, head over to the Zenfone Max product page.