Asus ZenFone 3S Max Launched at Rs. 14,999: Release Date, Specifications, and More
Taiwanese mobile company Asus has launched a new ZenFone 3 series smartphone in India – the ZenFone 3S Max. The smartphone, named Asus ZenFone 3S Max, has been priced at Rs. 14,999 and will be available at all retail outlets and e-commerce portal starting today i.e. February 7, 2017. Asus Zenfone 3S Max will be available in Black and Sand Gold color variants.
The standout features of the Asus ZenFone 3S Max are its metal unibody design made of aluminium, a fingerprint scanner on the Home Button that’s claimed to unlock the smartphone in under 0.5 seconds, apart from a 5000mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 3 days of normal usage, and is coupled with a reverse charging feature that allows the handset to be used as a power bank.
The Asus ZenFone 3S Max features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass and a brightness of 450-nits. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC that’s coupled with 3GB of RAM and the Mali T860 GPU.
The Asus ZenFone 3S Max features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. There is two-tone LED flash to complement the camera performance during low-light. On the front, it sports an 8-megapixel camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens – features include HDR, low-light mode, and beautification mode.
The device is equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB in-built storage. The storage can be further expanded via microSD card slot that supports microSD up to 2TB.
Connectivity options on board include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS. Asus is also touting a dual-microphone setup for noise cancellation and an ICEpower-enhanced mono loudspeaker. It’s 8.5mm thick and weighs in at 175 grams.
The secondary microphone is placed in between flash and camera unit. Asus signature logo is placed in the center that adds to the overall aesthetics of the device.