New Delhi, India, 23rd April, 2018: Taiwanese Smartphone maker Asus today launched its latest mid-range smartphone Zenfone Max Pro M1 in India. The handset features an 18:9 full-HD+ display, a large 5000mAh battery, Snapdragon 636 SoC, and face unlock.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone is expected to be pitted against Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which was the first phone to debut the latest Snapdragon 636 Soc. The Asus handset will be a Flipkart exclusive and will go on sale starting May 3, 2018. This is the global debut of the smartphone.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes at a price of Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant, while the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Rs. 12,999. The phone comes in two color variants of Midnight Black and Grey. As part of the partnership with Flipkart, customers will be provided complete Mobile Protection – including broken screens, liquid damage, hardware and software faults, etc. at an annual price of Rs. 49/. On Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be made available with no-cost EMI via credit cards and Bajaj FinServ on the first day of the release.
As part of the launch offer, Zenfone Max Pro M1 buyers will get 10GB complimentary data on Vodafone for 12 months on recharges of Rs. 199 and above for prepaid users. There would also be weekly telco and non-telco offers. For postpaid users on Rs. 399 Red plan, Vodafone offers 10GB additional data a month for a year. Customers with Rs. 499 Red plan will get free Red Protect access free.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Asus promises the handset will get Android P and Android Q upgrades. Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) IPS Full View display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, and an Adreno 509 GPU.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a dual camera at the back with a 13-megapixel primary Omnivision sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The front shooter has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Both the rear and front cameras come with LED flash. The phone packs up to 64GB EMCP inbuilt storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The device comes with a mammoth 5000mAh battery, with a bundled 10W charger.
In terms of connectivity options, The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX), GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a Face Unlock sensor, fingerprint sensor. The phone weighs 180 grams.
Asus said the 6GB variant will be launched “soon” and will be priced at Rs. 14,999. The 6GB RAM variant of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 will come with 64GB internal storage. It will have a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera setup, and a 16-megapixel front-shooter. Rest of the features will remain the same.