PHILIPPINES – The Zenfone Max (M2) is coming to the Philippines! ASUS is bringing the younger, more affordable sibling of the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) just shortly after it came out last December.
The latest addition to ASUS’ “Battery Kings” is the successor to the M1 model, offering faster performance, bigger display, and improved audio systems.
The all-new ZenFone Max (M2) is designed to go further than ever. Its 6.3-inch All-Screen display is bigger, its Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 632 Mobile Platform is faster in comparison to its ZenFone Max (M1) predecessor, and its signature high-capacity 4,000 mAh battery frees users to enjoy life to the max.
ZenFone Max (M2) also has an all-new slim and compact design, with a premium metal body finish. It also includes a convenient triple-slot tray that combines dual SIM slots with a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 2TB – something that only the ZenFone Max (M2), and no other smartphone in its price range, can offer.
This is especially useful for users who have work and personal lines, or those who travel frequently and need the second SIM for a data connection but still want the convenience of a microSD card slot for more photos, movies, and music on the go.
ZenFone Max (M2) performance
At the heart of ZenFone Max (M2) is the latest 14nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 632 Mobile Platform – a first for any ZenFone – for a smooth and a fluid performance.
This is also coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. This powerhouse processor delivers up to 40% higher CPU performance and 10% higher graphics performance than the previous SD 626 Mobile Platform. It is also incredibly power efficient, enabling a hassle-free and responsive experience without much impact on battery life.
ZenFone Max (M2) Battery
Battery performance is a key part of the DNA of the ZenFone Max series. The new ZenFone Max (M2) uses a high-capacity, custom-crafted 4,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery that delivers up to 33 days of 4G standby, up to 21 hours of video playback, up to 22 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, 8 hours of gaming, and up to 35 hours of 3G talk time. With this much power at their disposal, users can browse more, talk more, or stream their favorite videos all day without having to worry about looking for a power outlet.
ASUS’ ultra-dense battery technology also allows the ZenFone Max (M2) to have a slim 7.7mm profile, a noticeable improvement over the previous 8.7mm-thin M1 model. Even though it is instantly recognizable with the same iconic metal design and large battery size as the older Battery Kings, ZenFone Max (M2) is remarkably more compact and comfortable to hold.
ZenFone Max (M2) Display
The new ZenFone Max (M2) features a large 6.3-inch All-Screen 19:9 HD+ (1520 x 720) display. Its 88% screen-to-body ratio lets users see more at once, taking the viewing experience to the next level. Whether streaming videos, playing their favorite mobile games, or browsing the web, users will find themselves fully immersed in this new visual enjoyment.
ZenFone Max (M2) Audio
For a superb audio experience, ZenFone Max (M2) now uses a five-magnet speaker with a metal voice coil — a major upgrade over the single-magnet speaker of the previous generation — that’s driven by a powerful NXP low-distortion smart amplifier for crystal-clear sound that’s more powerful and more detailed than ever before.
ZenFone Max (M2) Specs
- Screen: 6.3″ 1520×720 IPS LCD
- SIM: Dual SIM (dedicated slots)
- CPU: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Memory (RAM): 3 GB
- Storage (ROM): 32 GB
- Expansion: microSD (dedicated)
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Camera (rear): 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP depth sensor, 4K UHD video recording
- Camera (front): 8MP f/2.0
- Colors: Midnight Black, Space Blue
- Price (Philippines): 8995 PHP (~171 USD)
ZenFone Max (M2) availability and price (Philippines)
The ZenFone Max (M2) is priced at 8,995 PHP and will be available in the Philippines beginning January at ASUS Stores and Kiosks, ZenFone Stores and Kiosks, as well as accredited multibrand shops.