In March this year, the ASUS ZenFone 5 Max running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database. Before surfacing on the Geekbench database, the ZenFone 5 Max was also certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. While the smartphone has not been formally launched yet, a new listing on the Geekbench database suggests it might go official very soon.
ASUS ZenFone 5 Max Running Android Pie Surfaces on Geekbench
As confirmed by the previous Geekbench leak, the ZenFone 5 Max will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor under the hood. It will be coupled with 4GB of RAM, although we cannot deny the possibility of the handset being offered in multiple memory configurations. On the software front, the latest listing reveals the ZenFone 5 Max is currently being tested on the latest Android 9 Pie operating system. Going by the benchmark scores, the company has done a decent job with software optimization. It managed to score 1,516 points in the single-core test and 5,408 points in the multi-core test.
While there is still no word on when the smartphone could be officially announced, the latest leak certainly hints at an imminent launch. Since ASUS is expected to introduce its ZenFone 6 series smartphones sometime early next year, we can expect the ZenFone 5 Max to be launched very soon. Apart from the powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC, the ZenFone 5 Max is expected to be quite impressive in the battery life department. Going by previous leaks, we can expect the handset to pack a 5000mAh juicer inside. Additionally, the ZenFone 5 Max is expected to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio display and a dual-camera setup at the rear. As confirmed by the Geekbench listing above, the smartphone will ship with the latest Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box. Unlike the ZenFone Max Pro M2, however, the ZenFone 5 Max is expected to come with ASUS’ custom user-interface layer running on top.