More than the two new announcements from Asus, you might be wondering what is the SiP processor. Well, SiP processors are simple “system-in-package” processors that differ from the regular SoC (System-on-chip) and this new technology brings all the major components in a single circuit that will go onto the motherboard. This will be saving space on the device that can be used to bring in many other features.
Recently we have seen an announcement on Qualcomm joining hands with Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) on a new semiconductor plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Now based on this new SiP processor, Asus has announced two new smartphones called as the Asus Zenfone Max Shot and Zenfone Max Plus M2. Both the device will be coming with an Aluminum casing and are powered by a 4000mAh battery.
These two handsets will be featuring Stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and Asus has also promised Android 9 Pie update in the coming few months. The Max Plus 3 will be coming in 3GB / 32GB storage variants while the Max Shot will get a choice of 3GB / 4GB option along with 32GB and 64GB storage. Both the smartphones will be featuring 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS displays with a display notch.
These budget devices will come with a 14nm chipset with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Furthermore, The Max Shot will be featuring a 12MP main camera sensor along with an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor while the Max Plus M2 has a 12MP main sensor along with a 5MP depth sensor. Both the handset will have an 8MP camera along with an LED flash.
These devices will support Dual SIM connectivity and have a dedicated microSD card slot to extend the storage. The Max Shot will start at BRL 1,349 (approx Rs. 24,300, $350) and the top model will be available for BRL 1,699 (approx Rs.31,000, $445). The Zenfone Max Plus M2 will be available for BRL 1,299 (approx Rs.23,600, $340) and will be available starting today on the Company’s Brazil website in Blue, Black, Red, and silver color options. Comment in the section below if you have more queries and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.