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


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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ZenFone 4 Max
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(40h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I've been seeing it for about a month or two on ebay already. I wonder how good are the cameras.

2. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Probably mediocre

3. KineticX

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

The design is boring to me

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