ASUS is launching a new smartphone in its ever-expanding portfolio of mid-range phones. The new Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes in a variety of options which means almost everyone could find a version suited to their liking.
Display and Design
The design is not much to write home about, except that the bezels are pretty much kept to a minimum. The inverted dual rear-lens also gives the phone a high-end look.
The display on the front is a 6-inch FHD+ IPS panel with 2160 x 1080 resolution.
Internals and Storage
Powering the phone is the mid-end Snapdragon 636 processor with either 3, 4 or 6 GB of RAM.
The storage capacity for the first of these variants is 32 GB, while for the remaining it is set at 64 GB. Storage is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. All variants are dual-SIM by default as well.
Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI.
The camera options also depend upon the model chosen. The 3 and 4 GB RAM versions make do with a 13 MP sensor coupled with a 5 MP lens, alongside an 8 MP sensor on the front.
The 6 GB version instead gets 16+5 MP on the back and 16 MP on the front.
Battery and Price
The battery capacity of all variants is set at a massive 5,000 mAh. Thankfully Asus outfitted the Max Pro M1 with fast charging, letting you top up an empty phone in 2.5 hours.
Currently, the phones are only available in India, the 3/32 GB variant will cost INR 11,000 (Rs. 19,200), 4/64 GB model INR 13,000 (Rs. 22,700), while the top end 6/64 GB version will come in at INR 15,000 (Rs. 26,200).
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications
- CPU:1.8 GHz octa-core Kryo 260
- GPU: Adreno 509
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
- OS: Android Oreo 8.1, customized with ZenUI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM support
- 6″ IPS LCD with 1080p (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 3/4/6 GB
- Internal: 32/64 GB
- Card slot: yes, by 256 GB.
- Primary: 13 MP+ 5 MP (3/4 GB), 16 MP + 5 MP (6 GB)
- Secondary: 8 MP (3/4 GB), 16 MP (6 GB)
- Connectivity: microUSB, GPS, headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 5000 mAh, fast-charging supported
- Price: Rs. 19,200 (3 GB), Rs. 22,700 (4 GB), Rs. 26,200 (6 GB)