Asus has launched an upgraded version of its Zenfone Max smartphone in India. The new Asus Zenfone Max is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, and is available in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants. The 2GB RAM variant can be pre-ordered on Flipkart at Rs. 9,999, while the 3GB RAM variant is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal at Rs. 12,999. Further, the company says that the 3GB RAM variant will be available for purchase via Asus' Exclusive stores and other retail outlets at a later date. Apart from the black and white colour variants, the phones will also be available in blue and orange. The company also says that the phone is made exclusively for India, and will be made available in the country before elsewhere.
The new Asus Zenfone Max features a 5.5-inch HD display and features a 5000mAh battery, which the company claims can provide 37.5 hours of 3G talktime. Furthermore, the phone can also be used to charge other devices via OTG cable, and thankfully, Asus is shipping the device with one. The device sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and laser-assisted autofocus, while at the front is a 5MP camera with an 85-degree wide angle lens. It runs on Android Marshmallow v6.0.1 customised with ZenUI, and offers 32GB of storage that can be expanded by up to 64GB.
The original Asus Zenfone Max was launched in January 2016, priced at Rs. 9,999. Like the new variants, the original variant housed a 5.5-inch HD display and a 5000mAh battery, but was powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor. It also offered 16GB of internal storage as compared to the 32GB offered by the new variants.