Asus ZenFone Max Shot, ZenFone Max Plus M2 Would Be the latest smartphones to join the Taiwanese tech giant’s growing lineup of Tablets.
Unveiled at Brazil earlier now, both ZenFone models will be the world’s first smartphones to pack Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon System in Package (SiP). Both smartphones are currently available in Brazil, but there’s not any word on the international accessibility. The Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 sport almost identical designs with wide display notches and include 6.26-inch screens. The phones are operating on elderly Android 8.1 Oreo but will probably be receiving updates to Android 9 Pie.
Based on Asus Brazil, the ZenFone Max Shot was priced BRL 1,349 (approximately Rs. 25,800) for its 3GB + 32GB version, whereas the 4GB + 64GB version will retail at BRL 1,549 (approximately 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 country.
Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP
Snapdragon SiP, which will be powering the new ZenFone smartphones, it is Qualcomm’s effort to further reduce the size of the cellular chipsets. Basically, the Snapdragon SiP integrates various elements which are normally a part of the Snapdragon SoC, including the software processor, power management, RF front end, and audio codec, into one semiconductor system in bundle. The SiP chips are designed to help the OEMs to simplify manufacturing processes and quickly churn out fresh devices.
“Snapdragon SiP is designed to offer the connectivity, safety and availability which our clients will need to create innovative products and superior user experiences, and I am proud to find the first Snapdragon SiP devices become available in the nation of Brazil from Asus,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm, in a statement.
New Asus ZenFone Max Shot will be available in three colours
The ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 are utilizing Snapdragon SiP 1, That’s the first SiP being released by Qualcomm. The telephones are running on Android 8.1 Oreo but will probably be updated 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 detector, and also a 5-megapixel sensor. There’s an 8-megapixel front shooter too. On the flip side, the ZenFone Max Plus M2 comes with a dual-camera setup with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel detector. Additionally, it packs an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, such as the ZenFone Max Shot.
In terms of the storage and RAM, the ZenFone Max Shot is going to likely be offered in two 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 variant.