A New Model of Zenfone Max Unveiled with 3GB RAM, Octa-core and Android Marshmallow OS

Gadget enthusiasts and Asus fans from around the world currently await the official announcement of the Zenfone 3 devices this coming May 30th in Taiwan. However, as early as today, I just heard a news that Asus just unveiled a much upgraded version of its 5000mAh-powered Zenfone Max in India earlier today.


For some reason, there is no official name for this version of Max unlike the Zenfone 2 Laser, when an upgraded version was released a couple of weeks back, was officially called Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S (see my unboxing and first impressions here), so we are just going to unofficially call this one an Asus Zenfone Max 2016.

Here are the new upgrades (vs the original model's) with this enhanced variant of Zenfone Max 2016.

- 2GB or 3GB RAM (from 2GB RAM)
- 1.5GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 615 Processor (from 1.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor)
- 32GB internal storage (from 16GB internal storage)
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (from Android 5.0 Lollipop)

The rest of the specs remain the same like the massive 5.5-inch HD IPS display protected by a super scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. 13MP+5MP camera combination, LTE support, microSD card capability, and most of all the main event of the device, the massive and long-lasting 5,000mAh battery pack.

Right now this Asus Zenfone Max 2016 is only available in India via Flipkart online store where the 2GB RAM version is priced at Rs. 9,999 (Php7,000) while the 3GB RAM variant is for Rs. 12,999 (Php9,000). It is not announced in the Philippines yet, but most likely Asus will also bring it here in the next few months for price tags that will really really be attractive.

As of writing, the original Asus Zenfone Max here in the local market is discounted at Php7,995 (from Php8,495) along with other popular Zenfone devices.

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12 comments:

  1. The Asus callcenter agent I talked to seems to have no idea yet if they are going to launch it here in the Philippines. I guess if they do, this could affect the zenfone 2 laser (3GB Ram/32Gb storage, SD 615) because of smaller battery capacity of 3000mAh.

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    1. Asus will definitely release this new Max in the country, we just don't know when, : )

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  2. I do hope that they release this new variant at least within this year. Fingers crossed.

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  3. I'm waiting for them to release this Asus ZMax 2016. Because I will buy it!

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  4. please,, please... please release it here in the philippines...i'll be the first one to buy it... please.. this is the phone i've been dreaming of..

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  5. I've been searching for the release of the phone in the Philippines, but i believe it will be available around 2017.. No official announcement from ASUS tho..

    ~ 4k1r4.PH

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  6. i hope that new asus zmax will be here in the Philippines sooner kasi ang zenfone laser nag upgrade na sana ito rin kaya i-launch na yan

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  7. any update for Philippine release?

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    1. meaning po ba wala pa to sa pinas? ito din po kasi ang gusto ko bilhin. compared sa old version (16gb)....

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    2. Unfortunately hindi ito nairelease dito sa Pinas. Pero starting next month, ilalabas na yung Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 version which is basically a more upgraded version of this one.

      Read it here...

      http://www.dugompinoy.com/2016/11/why-is-asus-zenfone-3-max-55-better.html

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  8. Sir may nahanap ako sa olx.ph na Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL 2016 3gb ram 32gb rom octacore. Gagana ba sa pinas yun kahit sa ibang bansa galing? Di kasi ako nireplyan ng makakadeal ko. Thanks in advance

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    1. Ang alam ko gagana yun dito panigurado. Pero pagdating sa network connectivity like data and cellular functionality, hindi guaranteed kasi yung built-in frequency e nakabase kung saang country inilabas yung phone.

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