Dual-lens Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Max are coming to the UK

Dual-lens phones are the new in thing, and you don't need to buy an iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get one, as the feature is starting to move from high-end handsets to mid-rangers, like the upcoming Asus ZenFone 4 and Asus ZenFone 4 Max, both of which have been announced for the UK.

The ZenFone 4 will set you back £449 and comes with a 12MP f/1.8 aperture main camera with optical image stabilisation, paired with an 8MP wide-angle secondary lens, with the latter letting you fit more in your shot than a typical smartphone camera can manage.

The ZenFone 4 also sports an 8MP front-facing camera and a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 AMOLED screen. It’s powered by a mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 630 chipset and 4GB of RAM, there’s 64GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot, and it runs Android Nougat.

There’s also a reasonable size 3,300mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner and dual speakers for stereo sound, all wrapped up in an aluminium and glass body.

Bigger battery, similar screen

The Asus ZenFone 4 Max meanwhile is oddly neither larger nor more powerful, in fact with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 LCD screen it’s the same size (though the body dimensions differ slightly) and with an octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset and 4GB of RAM it’s less powerful.

It does have some things going for it though, including a massive 5,000mAh battery – which is the actual reason for the max in the name.

It also has a 13MP dual-lens wide-angle camera, while the other specs and features are similar to the standard ZenFone 4, including an 8MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, Android Nougat and a metal body.

There’s no word yet on the price of the Max, nor an exact release date for either phone, but you should be able to buy them soon.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.