ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636, stock Android 8.1, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999

ASUS just launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone as it had promised. It has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC with up to 6GB RAM, runs stock Android 8.1 (Oreo), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots and a 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash.

It has dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots, has a unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 5000mAh battery with up to 25.3 hour 1080p continuous video playback, up to 42 hours 3G talk time and up to 28 hours WiFi browsing time. It also has support for fast charging using 10W fast charger that can charge the phone in 2 hours and 42 minutes from 0 to 100%.

The company has also introduced an accessory passive amplifier for the phone called Max Box that can amplify the sound two times. This comes with the phone in the box.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) specifications

  • 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1500:1 contrast ratio, 85% NTSC color gamut, 450 nits brightness
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB /6GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 13MP / 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera
  • 8MP / 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • 3.5mm audio jack, 5-magnet speaker, NXP Smart Amp
  • Dimensions: 159x 76x 8.46mm; Weight: 180g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging

The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) comes in Deepsea Black and Gray colors, is priced at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 12,999. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart starting from May 3rd. The company will also be launching 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version with 16MP primary rear and 16MP front camera for Rs. 14,999 soon.  Check out the first impressions and benchmarks of the phone.

Launch offers

  • Vodafone offer worth Rs. 3200
  • Prepaid users at Rs. 199 or above get 10GB additional data per month for 1 year
  • Postpaid users on Vodafone RED 399 or above get 10GB additional data per month for 1 year. Free Vodafone RED Shield device security plan for 2 years with Vodafone RED 499 plan and above
  • Flipkart Complete Mobile protection offers coverage against broken screen, liquid damage, hardware or software issues, doorstep pick up and drops, remote assistance and guaranteed resolution within 10 days at a special introductory offer of Rs. 49 for 1 year
  • No cost EMI on all credit cards and Bajaj Finserv
  • Rs. 1000 additional exchange offer on Flipkart

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