Jan 11, 2018

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) to land in the Philippines on January 14, Pricing unveiled

ASUS' latest addition to its ZenFone Max portfolio, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), is about to arrive to the Philippine shores on January 14. The "battery king" offers a 4130 mAh cell which can last up to 26 days on standby for a price of only PHP 11,995.

ASUS' ZenFone Max smartphone lineup is known for its monstrous-battery-packing device offerings. Fortunately, the Taiwanese tech company has decided to bring its latest-gen ZenFone Max Plus (M1) to the Philippines roughly two months after it initially arrived in Russia.

The upcoming phone, which ASUS rightfully called the "battery king," recently starred in a promotional advertisement, revealing that the handset is about to drop on January 14 in the SM Mall of Asia Atrium for a price tag of PHP 11,995. Also, it mentions that the first 200 buyers will get exclusive freebies worth PHP 7,595 which includes a JBL T450BT headphone, ASUS sports jacket, ASUS Zenny Doll, ASUS OTG dongle, and an ASUS clear case. 800 other customers will also get a Bluetooth headphone.

As far as specs are concerned, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) sports a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, a pixel density of 424 ppi, and a 2.5D curved glass on top for protection. Under the hood, it arrives with a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz coupled with a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It packs 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with support for an expandable memory of up to 128 GB via microSD card. As for the platform, it runs on the one-year-old Android 7.0 Nougat OS topped with ZenUI 4.0 skin, instead of the newest Android 8.0 Oreo. A 4130 mAh battery pack which boasts up to 26 days of standby time keeps the lights on.

On the camera department, the device features a dual-rear-camera setup, comprised of a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel lens with f/2.4 aperture, which arrives with an LED flash. Up front, there's an 8-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Connectivity options include a 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0 with OTG, GPS with A-GPS, and GLONASS. The phone measures 152.6 x 72.7 x 8.8 mm and weighs 160 grams. It is available in three color options, namely Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Azure Silver. If you're planning to buy one, then we strongly suggest you go to the event on Sunday to recieve fabulous freebies along with your new phone.

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