Asus ZenFone Max Shot, ZenFone Max Plus M2 are the latest smartphones to join the Taiwanese Technology giant’s growing lineup of smartphones.
Unveiled in Brazil earlier today, both ZenFone models will be the world’s first smartphones to package Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon System in Package (SiP). Both smartphones are now available in Brazil, but there’s not any word on the worldwide accessibility. The Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 sport almost identical designs with broad display notches and include 6.26-inch displays. The telephones are operating on older Android 8.1 Oreo but will probably soon be receiving upgrades to Android 9 Pie.
According to Asus Brazil, the ZenFone Max Shot was priced BRL 1,349 (approximately Rs. 25,800) for its 3GB + 32GB model, whereas the 4GB + 64GB model will retail at BRL 1,549 (roughly Rs. 29,600). On the flip side, the ZenFone Max Plus M2 was priced at BRL 1,299 (approximately Rs. 24,800). As we mentioned earlier, both smartphones are now available in the nation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP
Snapdragon SiP, that is powering the new ZenFone smartphones, it is Qualcomm’s attempt to further reduce the size of the cellular chipsets. Basically, the Snapdragon SiP integrates various elements which are normally part of the Snapdragon SoC, for example, application processor, power management, RF front end, and audio codec, into one semiconductor system in bundle. The SiP processors are made to help the OEMs to simplify manufacturing processes and quickly churn out new devices.
“Snapdragon SiP is designed to offer you the connectivity, security and availability that our clients need to create innovative products and superior user experiences, and I am proud to see that the first Snapdragon SiP devices become available in the nation of Brazil from Asus,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm, in a declaration.
New Asus ZenFone Max Shot will likely be offered in three colors
Asus ZenFone Max Shot, ZenFone Max Plus M2 specifications
The ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 are utilizing Snapdragon SiP 1, which is the first SiP being published by Qualcomm. It houses an 14nm manufacturing process-based octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 506 GPU. The phones are running on Android 8.1 Oreo but will probably be upgraded to Android Pie.
On the imaging front, the ZenFone Max Shot packs a triple back camera set up using a 12-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor, and also a 5-megapixel sensor. There’s an 8-megapixel front shooter as well. On the flip side, the ZenFone Max Plus M2 comes with a dual-camera setup using a 12-megapixel sensor along with a 5-megapixel sensor. Additionally, it packs an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, like the ZenFone Max Shot.
Concerning the storage and RAM, the ZenFone Max Shot is going to likely be offered in 2 RAM and storage versions — 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage — and 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage. The ZenFone Max Plus M2 will arrive in the lone 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage version.