ASUS has reported two new smartphones for the mid-range category. Both phones were revealed in Brazil yesterday and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1, a new cpu 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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Snapdragon SiP 1
First, let’s speak about the Sd SiP 1. The SiP 1, wherever SiP is short for System in Box, is a new cpu that integrates all the base components into a single box. So you have the application cpu, modem, RF front end, audio codec, RAM and storage in a single package.
The advantage is a compact motherboard what means narrow devices. The extra space could be used for a greater battery or far more parts this kind of as an particularly camera or a dedicated MicroSD card slot. It has been reported that RAM and storage could be transformed in the exactly SiP.
The SiP 1 is said to have the same specifications as the Qualcomm Sd 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+ screen with a notch at the top of the screen. It ships in two versions – 3GB RAM + 32GB and 4GB RAM + 64GB.
On the back of the cameraphone are a 12MP Sony IMX486 f/1.8 key camera sensor, an 8MP 120° ultra wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth camera. An LED flash sits below the triple digital camera option. There is Furthermore 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 smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo which is disappointing however ASUS says Android Pie will be introduced for it in the future. The Max Shot sports a 4,000mAh battery under its metallic back and charges via a MicroUSB port (10W max). It is available in red, blue, silver, and black.
The Zenfone Max Shot is estimated 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 specs with the Max Shot. But, it ships with just 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory. It In addition has only two rear cameras – the 12MP Sony IMX 486 major scanner and the 5MP depth camera sensor. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor too. The selfie camera is Additionally the similar as that of the Zenfone Max Shot and so is the battery ability.