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The ASUS ZenFone 5 Max is real and arriving with Android 8.0 Oreo

The device recently received Wi-Fi certification, confirming it before ASUS has made an official announcement.

Published onJanuary 30, 2018

The ASUS ZenFone Max Plus

The ASUS ZenFone 5 Max has received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, confirming the device before ASUS has officially announced it. The Zenfone 5 Max will succeed last year’s huge battery-toting ZenFone 4 Max and arrive with Android 8.0 Oreo.

The news was pointed out by GizMochina (via PhoneArena), but there weren’t many other details about the device to be found; it was certified on January 26 and has the model code ASUS_X00QD.

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The ZenFone 4 Max featured a large battery and dual-rear camera setup at a low price ($235), and we expect the ZenFone 5 Max to follow in similar footsteps. It may also carry a near bezel-less display in keeping with the industry-wide trend.

With the ZenFone 5 Lite also being spotted recently, it seems like both of these could be set to appear at the MWC tradeshow next month—and we’ll be there to find out.

To see what else ASUS has been up to lately, check out our hands-on ASUS ZenFone Max Plus review.

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