Asus today announced the roll out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Asus Zenfone Max smartphone. The update will offer various new features and support, including revamped app permissions, Google Now on Tap, Doze mode etc. The new software version is 126.96.36.199.
Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device.You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update. The update removes some of Asus own pre-installed applications such as Asus Email, Asus Calendar, and Asus Messenger. The update suggests to use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Messenger instead. The update warns that APP2SD won’t work with Marshmallow, so one has to move apps from the SD card to the phone before upgrading.
Asus ZenFone Max smartphone was launched in India in January this year for Rs 9,999. ZenFone Max features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a Qualcomm 8916 (Snapdragon 410) quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with ZenUI 2.0 on top of it.
The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to 64GB via microSD card. The ZenFone Max flaunts an 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS with AGPS/Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and Micro USB 2.0.
The USP of this smartphone is its huge 5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery which can double up as a power bank to charge other devices. The company claims that one a single charge one can expect 37.6 hours of 3G talk time or 32.5 hours of WiFi web browsing or 72.9 hours of music playback or 22.6 hours of video playback.