The world of smartphones is fast moving. We can see new smartphones every week. Also, every year innovations are hitting the market in the form of smartphone features. Asus which is a Taiwan based mobile phone manufacturer has the presence in the Indian market for quite a long time. The launch event of its latest handset, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 took place in Delhi on 23rd April 2018.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro Launched in India after the strategic partnership with Flipkart. Asus wants to grow back in the mobile industry as it also data plans in collaboration Vodafone for both Prepaid as well Postpaid users. Apart from this, Flipkart also announced a Full Phone Protection Plan at an introductory price of Rs. 49 for a year. For now, this offer is only available with Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
The Zenfone series was viral some time ago. However, recently with the introduction of newer companies, it has seen a downfall in its popularity. However, the start of the year 2018 has been great for Asus, in MWC 2018 the company announced the new range of Zenfone handsets. The new Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a fierce competitor to the handsets in the mid-range category like Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specs
This time Asus has partnered with Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart to sell this new product. Talking about the specs of this phone, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Adreno 509 GPU. It is a great mid-range processor that can handle a right amount of processing with ease. With that for fast multitasking, we have 4GB of RAM. Though a 3GB RAM version of this set is also available.
Talking about the storage space there also we have two variants, 32GB, and 64GB. The design and build of the phone are beautiful but nothing exclusive which is common among most of the latest smartphones. On the front, we have the 5.99-inch Full View display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080p. The first selfie shooter is of 12MP with 13+5 MP dual camera setup at the back, both of these sensors come with a dedicated flash. There is no physical home button. On the back, we have the dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor.
Apart from these two models, Dinesh Sharma, Director of INDIA Mobile Business later announced the launch of another 6GB RAM and 64GB variant which will be available very soon. The same model will also be seen with an improved camera with a 16+5MP primary camera and 16MP selfie camera. The processor and the massive 5000 mAh battery will be same for all the models.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Features
The compelling mid-ranger was launched with some solid hardware and specs under the hood. However, this is not it; the device also comes with some fantastic features to amaze its users. Apart from Camera, Processor, and other conventional aspects, the device also supports the favorite Face Unlock Feature. However, at the time of launch, this feature was not seen it the models but is said to be available with the software to be released later in May.
- NXP Smart Amplifier to boost loudness.
- 5 magnet speaker for better bass and clarity.
- Triple Slot for two SIM and a micro-SD upgradable to 2TB.
- Fast Charging with 10W charger in the box.
- Pure Android upgradable up to Android Q.
- Portrait Mode with Dual Camera.
- Asus MaxBox Immersive Audio Accessory.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price and Availability
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available to buy on Flipkart from 3rd May 2018 in two colors Deepblack Sea and Grey. Initially, there will be only 3GB and 4GB variant open for purchase. Also, there is no confirmation of when the 6GB variant will be launched, but we can expect it very soon.
Apart from the powerful mid-range specs, Asus is ready to compete with all favorite Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 with almost similar pricing range. The lower 3GB version will is priced at Rs. 10,999, the 4GB one at Rs. 12,999 and the 6GB model will soon be available at an unbeatable price of Rs. 14,999. With the on-point pricing, Asus seems to be ahead of Xiaomi in pricing and the hardware inclusion in their budget phones.
Watch Out this space for more, as we will soon be reviewing this amazing device.