ASUS had introduced three ZenFone 3 devices back in May, the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Deluxe. These three handsets were the first ZenFone 3-branded devices to be released this year, but this Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer did not stop there, they had announced several additional ZenFone 3 devices throughout the year, like the ZenFone 3 Max and ZenFone 3 Laser which landed back in July. That being said, the former handset has now finally arrived to India, read on.
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL and ZC553KL) is the company's newest mid-ranger which has landed to China. As you can see, the company has decided to release two variants of the ZenFone 3 Max in India, the ZC520TL model comes with a 5.2-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display and 3GB of RAM, while the ZC553KL features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) panel and ships with 4GB of RAM. These are not the only differences between these two models, the former smartphone is fueled by MediaTek's MT6737 64-bit quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, along with the Mali-T720 GPU. The latter handset, on the other hand, ships with the Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, and the Adreno 505 GPU. Most of the other specs are identical, both variants of this handset ship with a 4,100mAh non-removable battery, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The 13-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of these two devices, and a 5-megapixel shooter can be found on the front side of the ZenFone 3 Max. 4G LTE connectivity is included in this package, and the two devices also come with 32GB of expandable internal storage. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the ZenFone 3 Max devices, and ASUS' Zen UI 3.0 can be found on top of Google's OS.
These two phones do sport somewhat different dimensions, the ZC520TL measures 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55mm, while it weighs 148 grams. The ZC553KL, on the other hand, comes in at 151.4 x 76.24 x 8.3mm, and it weighs 175 grams. The two devices come in Gray, Glacier Silver and Sand Gold color variants, the ZC520TL costs Rs. 12,999 ($196) in India, while the ZC553KL comes in at Rs. 17,999 ($271). The former handset will be available through Flipkart and offline retailer across the country starting today, while the latter phone will arrive by the end of November.