Asus is expanding its smartphone business in India with Flipkart exclusive smartphones. We’ve already seen a lot of smartphones in partnership. And, now the company has made two more smartphones official. Well, these are the new ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) and ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) budget smartphones in India. Further, both of these smartphones have a single camera setup on the rear. Also, the Snapdragon 430 and notchless design is common. The Zendfone Max M1 bears a long lasting 4,000 mAh battery. And, the Lite variant sports a 3,000 mAh battery. Also, the fingerprint scanner is resent on the Max variant only. Rest, features like the facial unlock is present on both of these smartphones.
ZenFone Max M1 and ZenFone Lite Pricing and availability
The Asus ZenFone Max M1 and ZenFone Lite are priced well in India. The Asus ZenFone MAx M1 Lite is a cheaper variant of the two smartphones. Well, the smartphone is available in Black and Gold color options and sets you back at Rs 6,999 in India. Further, the smartphone is now available for an introductory price of Rs. 5,999 during the festival period.
The Asus ZenFone Max M1 is the costlier variant. The smartphone is available in Black and Gold color options and sets you back at Rs. 8,999, in India. Also, like its cheaper sibling, the smartphone is available at an introductory price of Rs. 7,499 during the festival period.
Further, both of these smartphones will be available via Flipkart exclusively during the Diwali Dhamaka days. Both of these smartphones will include Rs. 2,200 cashback and 50GB additional data for Jio users, and complete mobile protection including theft protection for Rs. 99.
Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) specifications
Now, the Asus ZenFone Max M1 is a dual sim smartphone. Under the hood, the smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 430 chipset. The smartphone comes with 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. Further, the storage on this handset expandable by up to 256 GB more via the microSD slot. Further, we’ve got a small 5.45-inch (720×1440 pixels) HD+ IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display has a decent brightness of 400nits, 65 percent NTSC color gamut, and 82 percent screen-to-body ratio. Also, we’ve got ZenUI 5.0 on the top of Android Oreo.
Further, the optics on the smartphone are quite decent for its price. Well, there is a single 13-megapixel single rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. Also, the camera supports PDAF and has LED flash support. Further, the front camera on this smartphone is an 8-megapixel front sensor with f/2.2 aperture. And, that include beauty filters, portrait mode, and HDR mode.
For connectivity, the handset includes 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 80211 b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A- GPS integration to it. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 147.3×70.9×8.7mm, and it weighs 150 grams. Also, the smartphone packs a massive 4,000 mAh battery.
Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) specifications
The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 has similar specifications as of the MAX variant rest of a few minor things. Now, the optics on this smartphone differ in the front camera with a 5-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.2um pixel size, and LED flash support. The smartphone packs 2GB RAM and offers 16GB of internal storage. And, the storage on this smartphone is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. Well, the smartphone has no rear fingerprint sensor and relies only on Face Unlock for security. Also, there exists a 3,000mAh battery. The dimensions of the Asus ZenFone Lite L1 are at 147.26×220.127.116.11mm, and it weighs 140 grams.