Asus Zenfone 3 Max release date news, updates: US consumers can now buy the new Zenfone Max handset

(Facebook/asus.n.america)Official product render for the Asus Zenfone 3

Asus' smartphone with a massive battery capacity that can also act as a power bank — dubbed the Asus Zenfone 3 Max — is now making its way into the United States. However, it seems like the only way for consumers to get this phone is through online retail stores.

According to GSM Arena, fans in the United States can now order the unlocked version of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max with model number ZC520TL online through Amazon.

The phone is currently listed on Amazon with a price tag of $149. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage capacity as its standard and only variant.

The handset is said to run using a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core System on Chip (SoC) under its hood.

As for this model's highlighted feature, though, Asus has boasted that the Zenfone 3 Max will be equipped with a massive 4,100mAh (Milliampere per hour) battery-life capacity, which, according to the company, can run the phone on 3G stand-by for up to 30 days.

It can also run the phone for 20 hours while on call, 18 hours of web browsing, and 87 hours for music playback.

On the outside, the Zenfone 3 Max will sport a 5.2-inch screen capable of producing HD display resolution of 1280×720 – which is also referred to simply as 720p.

The handset will have a dual-SIM feature that is compatible with GSM networks, as said on the listing, which includes AT&T, T-Mobile, and other cellular network providers in the region.

Lastly, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max is expected to come equipped with a 13 megapixel camera for its main (back) and 5MP for its front-facing snapper. It was also said that the handset has a fingerprint sensor specifically created for the camera activation.

More news about the Asus Zenfone 3 Max availability in the region should emerge in the coming weeks.