Asus has launched a new ZenFone 3 series smartphone in India on Tuesday - the ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL). The smartphone, named Asus Zenfone 3S Max (ZC521TL), has been priced at Rs. 14,999 and will be available via both offline and online retail channels starting Tuesday itself in Black and Sand Gold colour variants.
The highlights of the Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) 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. Asus says the ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) is a more powerful variant of the 5.2-inch Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL).
Running ZenUI 3.0-based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the dual-SIM (Micro + Nano) Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) brings features such as ZenMotion Touch Gesture, Bluelight filter, Audio Wizard, and GameGenie over and above the improvements that Android 7.0 Nougat brings.
The Asus ZenFone 3S Max sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass and a brightness of 450-nits, and it's powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC that's coupled with 3GB of RAM and the Mali T860 GPU.
As for optics, the new ZenFone 3S Max smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 5P Largan lens, PDAF, and dual-LED real-tone flash. Rear camera of the new Asus smartphone features include super resolution mode, low-light mode, panoramic mode, backlight HDR mode, and beautification mode. 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 ZenFone 3S Max comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB) in a hybrid dual-SIM design. 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.