Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus (M2) Appear on ANATEL

Popular Taiwanese PC hardware and smartphone maker Asus may soon expand its ZenFone lineup with two new models. The two upcoming ZenFone models have shown up at Brazilian telecom regulator Anatel.

Triple Cameras

According to the Anatel website, the two upcoming Asus smartphones will be called ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus (M2). While the Anatel listings for the two smartphones do not reveal their key specifications, there are a few images of the two models.

The ZenFone Max Shot, as its name clearly suggests, will be a camera-focused device. As you can see in the image above, the smartphone has triple rear cameras with an LED flash. We can also see a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, placed slightly above the ASUS branding. In terms of design, the images suggest the smartphone may come with a metal body.

ZenFone Max Plus M2 and ZenFone Max Shot User Manual
ZenFone Max Plus M2 and ZenFone Max Shot User Manual

Moving on to the ZenFone Max Plus (M2), we can see that the smartphone has a less impressive dual-camera setup at the rear. Similar to the ZenFone Max Shot, the Max Plus (M2) has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. While the ZenFone Max Shot will be an all-new model, the ZenFone Max Plus (M2) will succeed the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) that was announced in 2017.

Apart from the live photos of the two smartphones, the Anatel listing also includes the user manual for the two phones. The images from the manuals reveal the ZenFone Max Shot will have 64GB of onboard storage, while the ZenFone Max Plus (M2) will ship with 32GB of onboard storage. On the front, we can see that the two smartphones have a regular notch at the top of the display. Unsurprisingly, the two upcoming budget Android smartphones include a Micro USB port at the bottom, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. As of now, however, there is no word on when these two phones will be launched officially.

Tony Barratt
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