ASUS has reported two fresh phones for the mid-range category. Both phones were launched in Brazil yesterday and are powered by the Qualcomm Sd SiP 1, a fresh cpu borne from a collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies (a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.) Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (USI) and the Brazillian government.
First, let’s talk about the Sd SiP 1. The SiP 1, in which SiP is short for System in Package, is a new processor that integrates all the main components into a single package. So you have the application cpu, modem, RF front close, audio codec, RAM and memory in a single package.
The advantage is a compact motherboard which means narrow products. The especially space could be used for a larger battery or more sections this sort of as an extra digital camera or a dedicated MicroSD card slot. It has been noted that RAM and storage could be modified in the exact same 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.
The Zenfone Max Shot has a 6.26-inch FHD+ screen with a notch at the top of the display. It arrives in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB and 4GB RAM + 64GB.
On the back of the smartphone are a 12MP Sony IMX486 f/1.8 primary camera, an 8MP 120° ultra wide-angle digital camera, and a 5MP depth scanner. An LED flash sits Here the triple digital camera setup. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The front of the Zenfone Max Shot is home to an 8MP selfie sensor with its own LED flash. The digital cameras have AI options this kind of as scene recognition.
The cameraphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo which is disappointing however 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 valued at BRL 1,349 (~$352) for the 3GB RAM version and BRL 1,699 (~$445) for the 4GB RAM variant.
The Max Plus M2 shares most of its technical specs with the Max Shot. But, it ships with just 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It In addition has only two rear cameras – the 12MP Sony IMX 486 primary camera and the 5MP depth camera sensor. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor too. The selfie camera is Additionally the exact as that of the Zenfone Max Shot and so is the battery capacity.