Reiterating its commitment to the Make in India initiative, Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus on Tuesday announced plans to manufacture newly-launched ZenFone 3 Max smartphone in the country.

The company will manufacture the smartphone at its facility in Daman (Union Territory of Daman and Diu) and the production will start from December 2016, the company said in a statement.

“Besides our headquarters in Taiwan, India is among the most important markets for us and we are constantly looking to strengthen our presence and operations in the country,” said Peter Chang, Region Head, South Asia and Country Manager for ASUS India.

This will be the third smartphone to be locally manufactured by Asus after it initiated production of ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Go last year.

The smartphone comes in two variants – 5.5-inch (ZC553KL) and 5.2-inch (ZC520TL) – and features 16-megapixel/8-megapixel and 13-megapixel/5-megapixel rear+front cameras, respectively.

The device sports 2.5D contoured glass touchscreen in a sandblasted aluminum alloy metal body and houses a 4100mAh battery.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL)

Specs:

Display: 5.50- inch

Processor: 1.4 GHz Octa-Core

Front Camera: 8 MegaPixel

Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels

RAM: 3GB

OS: Android 6.0.1

Storage: 32GB

Rear Camera: 16-megapixel

Battery Capacity: 4100mAh

Pros:                                                                           Cons:

  1. Good design and build quality                                     1. Hybrid SIM slot
  2. Vibrant display                                                            2. Fingerprint sensor can be iffy
  3. Capable cameras                                                        3. Weak gaming performance
  4. Long battery life                                                          4. No Gorilla Glass
  5. Good audio quality                                                      5. A bit expensive

 

Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL)

Specs:

Display: 5.20- inch

Processor: 1.25 GHz Quad-Core

Front Camera: 5 MegaPixel

Resolution: 720×1280 pixels

RAM: 3GB

OS: Android 6.0.1

Storage: 32GB

Rear Camera: 13-megapixel

Battery Capacity: 4100mAh

 

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