Asus Zenfone Max Shot, Max Plus M2 With World’s 1st Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 Chip Launched!
Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 is the latest innovation in the microprocessor industry
Taiwan based Asus has launched two new smartphones: Zenfone Max Shot and Zenfone Max Plus M2. These smartphones feature Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 system-in-package processors.
Qualcomm has partnered with Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) for a new SiP.
Up for sale now in Brazil, the company is yet to comment on the international availability of smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1: What’s Different?
Snapdragon SiP 1 is a special system-in-package processor. Unlike other chipsets, the Snapdragon SiP is smaller and powerful at the same time. Qualcomm has tried to further reduce the size of the SoCs with Snapdragon SiP 1 again.
The new system-in-package processor integrates various components of the same Snapdragon SoC with newer parts like application processor, power management, RF front end, and audio codec.
All these have been implemented into a single semiconductor system in package.
The Snapdragon SiP chips have been specifically designed in small sizes, which will help the OEMs to simplify manufacturing processes. The first Snapdragon SiP uses the same 14nm manufacturing process-based process as Snapdragon 625 or 632.
What’s New With Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1?
The new Snapdragon chip focuses on delivering the same performance as it’s other chips, but in a more simplified manner. The size is going to small, and Qualcomm aims to take the manufacturing process to another level by helping OEMs to make chips faster and in a more convenient way.
The latest Snapdragon SiP 1 has been designed to offer superior connectivity, security, and accessibility.
Built on a 14nm manufacturing process-based, it’s an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.
The company aims to create an innovative and superior user experience.
Currently, the Snapdragon SiP 1 is available in the latest Asus devices in Brazil, but will soon see deployment to other manufacturers and countries around the globe.
New Asus Zenfone Smartphones Launched With Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1
The company unveiled two brand new smartphones: Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2. Both the devices sport an almost similar design backed by wide first generation display notches inside 6.26-inch screens.
Again, both pack in Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon System in Package 1 (SiP), a new chipset developed by the San Diego based chipmaker in association with Brazilian Universal Scientific Industrial (USI).
These are the world’s first smartphones to run on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon System in Package (SiP).
Both Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 run on older Android 8.1 Oreo, with an Android 9 Pie update to be rolled out very soon.
Asus ZenFone Max Shot Specs | ZenFone Max Plus M2 Specs
Coming to specs, both the smartphones come with almost similar features. Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 run on the same first Snapdragon SiP 1 by Qualcomm. Asus ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 both sports a 6.26-inch full HD+ IPS display in a 19:9 screen aspect ratio.
Both have the first generation wide notch displays, like Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 in India, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.
ZenFone Max Shot has a triple rear camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a third 5-megapixel depth sensor.
In comparison, ZenFone Max Plus M2 has a rear a dual-camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
Up front, both ZenFone Max Shot and ZenFone Max Plus M2 packs an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Again, both run on the same huge 4,000mAh battery with 4G support for dual-SIMs and an extra microSD card slot.
ZenFone Max Shot is now available in two RAM and storage variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.
Finally, ZenFone Max Plus M2 is available in a single 3GB RAM with 32GB storage model. In Brazil, Max Shot starts at BRL 1,349 (around Rs 25,750) and Max Plus M2 at BRL 1,299 (around Rs 24,750).