ASUS ZenFone Max Plus Announced with Face Unlock, Full View Display and 4,130 mAh Battery

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 website

Asus is expected to unveil several devices from its ZenFone 5 lineup at MWC 2018 later today, but the company has now listed an all-new model on its website, just hours ahead of its official press event.

The new phone, called the Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1), is a mid-ranger with a large 4,130 mAh battery, but it also offers the new Face Unlock feature that is slowly but surely becoming a must-have on all smartphones.

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus Announced with Face Unlock, Full View Display and 4,130 mAh Battery

In terms of specifications, the first thing that strikes you about the ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is its 5.7-inch ‘Full View Display’ that comes with a Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) pixel resolution, though the bezels on the sides are not all that narrow. It is powered by a a MediaTek MT6750T SoC that comes with an integrated 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53CPU and a Mali-T860 GPU. The device ships with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. On the software side of things, the new ZenFone has Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed, with Asus’ Zen UI 4.0 on top.

On the imaging front, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) sports a dual-cam setup on the back, including a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megpixel sensor. On the front, the device offers a single 16-megapixel shooter. The device has a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and has dual-SIM functionality.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Specifications

Display5.7-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
ProcessorMediaTek MT6750T
Primary CameraDual 16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera16MP
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ColorsAzure Silver, Deepsea Black

The device is already up for purchase in the US for $229 in Azure Silver and Deepsea Black. It is available at the ASUS Store, Amazon, B&H, Newegg and Best Buy, alongside a number of other online and offline retailers in the country. The device has also gone on sale on Amazon Canada for CAD 229.

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