Asus ZenFone 5 Max with Android 8.0 Oreo gets Wi-Fi certification


A few days ago, ASUS had sent press invites for an event that’s happening at the MWC 2018 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain later this month. The firm is set to launch its new Zenfone 5 series smartphones at the event. Now, we have more details on one of its upcoming smartphones that will be made official at ASUS’ event. The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the ASUS_X00QD last week, and it is expected be named the Zenfone 5 Max.

For the time being, the details at WFA are limited. However, we could get to see few more information from the TENAA or GFXBench in the upcoming days, considering the launch of the phones being nearing. From the current data available, we are quite sure that the Zenfone 5 Max will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Zen UI customisation. The phone no doubt will offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac standard at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. On the other hand, we also know that Asus will launch the Lite variant of Zenfone 5 Max. The Zenfone 5 Lite had surfaced back in Russia with detailed specs sheet.

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The Zenfone 5 Lite is expected to sport a massive 6-inch display, although it is being named as the ‘Lite’ version of the ASUS Zenfone 5. Furthermore, there’s no doubt that all Zenfone 5 smartphones will have displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, including the Zenfone 5 Max and the Zenfone 5 Lite. Apart from that, the invite sent by ASUS a few days ago gives us a clear idea that Zenfone 5 smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platforms, ditching processors with Intel and MediaTek.

Given the competition, we can expect the Zenfone 5 smartphones to offer a tough fight to the Moto X4, Samsung Galaxy A8+, and the upcoming Redmi Note 5.