Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included

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Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.


Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life. The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery - according to Asus, this can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. With these figures in mind, we're assuming that the battery will have no problems lasting for 2 days with moderate use. 


Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the US variant of the ZenFone 4 Max sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, further offering dual SIM support, fingerprint scanner, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. There's a dual camera (13 MP + 5 MP wide angle) on the back of the phone, and an 8 MP camera with LED flash on the front. The new handset runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box, and will be updated to Android 8 Oreo at some point.


In the US, you can buy the ZenFone 4 Max from Asus' official website - see the first source link below. The handset works on GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but it's not compatible with Verizon and Sprint. At the moment, we don't know when other smartphones from Asus' ZenFone 4 series are going to be released in the US, but we'll let you know when we find out. Update: Asus says the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro will be available in the US in the fourth quarter of the year.


sources: Asus US, Asus Canada, Asus North America (Twitter)


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