ASUS has noted two fresh phones for the mid-range category. Both smartphones were unveiled in Brazil last day and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1, a fresh processor borne from a collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies (a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.) Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (USI) and the Brazillian government.
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Sd SiP 1
First, let’s talk about the Snapdragon SiP 1. The SiP 1, wherever SiP is short for System in Box, is a fresh cpu that integrates all the main areas into a single box. So you have the application processor, modem, RF front close, audio codec, RAM and storage in a single box.
The advantage is a compact motherboard which means thinner devices. The extremly space can be used for a bigger battery or more areas these types of as an especially digital camera or a dedicated MicroSD card tray. It has been announced that RAM and storage can be transformed in the similar SiP.
The SiP 1 is said to have the exact specifications as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. It is a 14nm chipset with eight cores clocked at 1.8GHz with an Adreno 506 GPU.
ASUS Zenfone Max Shot
The Zenfone Max Shot has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with a notch at the top of the panel. It arrives in two versions – 3GB RAM + 32GB and 4GB RAM + 64GB.
On the back of the smartphone are a 12MP Sony IMX486 f/1.8 major digital camera, an 8MP 120° ultra wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP depth digital camera. An LED flash sits Here the triple sensor option. There is moreover a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The front of the Zenfone Max Shot is home to an 8MP selfie sensor with its own LED flash. The cameras have AI features this sort of as scene recognition.
The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo what is disappointing but ASUS says Android Pie will be released for it in the future. The Max Shot packs a 4,000mAh battery under its metal back and charges via a MicroUSB port (10W max). It is out there in red, blue, silver, and black.
The Zenfone Max Shot is priced at BRL 1,349 (~$352) for the 3GB RAM variant and BRL 1,699 (~$445) for the 4GB RAM version.
ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M2
The Max Plus M2 shares most of its technical specs with the Max Shot. However, it comes with just 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory. It moreover has only 2 rear digital cameras – the 12MP Sony IMX 486 key sensor and the 5MP depth sensor. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor too. The selfie sensor is Additionally the similar as that of the Zenfone Max Shot and so is the battery ability.