Asus ZenFone Max (M2) and ZenFone Max Pro (M2) get certified ahead of unveiling

Asus ZenFone Max (M2) and ZenFone Max Pro (M2) get certified ahead of unveiling
Asus plans to expand its ZenFone Max series with at least two new models next year, the ZenFone Max (M2) and ZenFone Max Pro (M2). Although they've already been certified, if Asus follows the same launch pattern, they shouldn't be announced until early next year.

Apparently, the sequels to the ZenFone Max (M1) and ZenFone Max Pro (M1), which made it to market back in May, have been recently spotted at the Russian EEC certification agency. They have been listed with model numbers ZB633KL and ZB631KL, but that's not really the most important thing about their certification.



It looks like the ZenFone Max (M2) and ZenFone Max Pro (M2) will ship with Android Oreo on board, which will probably be outdated by the time these phones will hit the shelves. Of course, Asus may plan to launch these new phones by the end of this year, so the fact that will be powered by Oreo won't look so bad.

The documents filed at the Russian EEC agency don't reveal any additional details about the smartphones, but they should stand out for their massive battery, dual camera and affordable price.

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15 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Android one with android oreo?? That's bad going into 2019. But better than any custom bloated skin

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What's wrong with Android One with Oreo? even most Android One right now is still using oreo, and will get Pie later this month or next month. (including Nokias) I'm sure this phones will get Pie soon after it's release.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Problem is a phone in 2019 being released with Orep rather than pie. If everyone does it, that doesn't make it right.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Again, how is it wrong? How is it a problem for you? why did you care? I it's a problem FOR YOU, you're free to choose another phone. Even most H1'2018 smartphones released with Nougat, and all of it's buyers didn't have problem with that. If majority think it's not wrong, then it's not wrong, even law work that way.

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What kind of stupid logic is that?? If majority has a certain opinion, it doesn't mean I am also forced to have that opinion. Didn't you go to school to learn that? And why the heck do you care if I have a problem with Oreo in 2019. Mind your own way and leave me by. I am not in a mood to have a long argument with you. If you don't have a problem with something, don't try to force me to accept your opinion. And for a fact.....you are acting like an Android fanboy. If you like 2 year old firmwares on your phones go buy a gionee or something.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Zenfone Max 2 should have SD670 & Max Pro 2 should have SD710 with Usb C,4000-5000mah battery and android one Pie with good reasonable price otherwise it will be a flop phone on their arrival.DOA if not met the specsheet.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Dont try to act like a fortune teller. Coz you are not.

7. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Aren't u weren't doing same thing predictating a phone in 2019 should release with pie than orea in ur above post but according to iPA elaboration on MySmartPrice Report,asus will release it with oreo onboard,the decision they took on max 2,max pro 2 os version choice. Act,Talk about being a hypocrite. :p beside I was only stating my opinion base on my and other consumers demand will be on this phone mostly base on lastest,updated midrange soc available in market for next year or end of this year,not being a fortune teller to fuel up my bias claim in people mind.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow haha!! Did you not read my comment? I merely stated that if the M2 releases with Oreo right at te time of it's released that will be disapponting for me as it should have pie onboard. Meanwhile you pulled a "fortune teller baba" (dbz) and said that if the phone doesn't have the specs YOU want, it will be an epic fail. I never stated such a thing. I don't know why am I wasting my time explaining it to a genius like you but I guess I feel the need to educate people. That's what's wrong with me.

6. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Nimbus, I like the SOC choices you picked, and would prefer that as well. But, Considering the Max line in the past has already enjoyed reasonably low prices(IMO), there would unfortunately be a price hike with those new options. And I'm not sure Asus would go this route either as these phones would then be competing against their higher tiered (and higher priced) phones currently on the market...

8. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

SD670 and SD710 are not fabricated to compete against higher prices phones they are their for peoples balance needs in phone.while top line soc will get updated with much more powerful 855 chip on 7nm so there still be wide gap between midrange and flagship phone specs and features unless they unveil it before 855 annoucement which then will compete against sd845 in cpu,dsp speed but in lower frequency and clockspeed on their flapship phone zenphone 5z for while but it will not swtich consumer mind and choices to go for lower price midrange when their lower price flagship are half the cost of other popular flagship.

9. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Except the Asus 5q from this year already comes with an sd630 and is priced twice as much as the Max (m1). If they give the max (m2) a superior SOC what do you think would happen to the price? Now Asus would have two products competing against each other. And if they keep the price on the Max down then it will completely cannibalize sales of the 5Q. So, while you and I might wish for what we want - from a business perspective I just don't see the logic in them positioning their products like that. And so far - to date they haven't...

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You think he will understand all of this? Don't waste your time.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It won't. No one will release $200 smartphone with SD710, even Xiaomi. ZF Max M1/Pro main rival is Redmi 5/Redmi Note 5 Pro, they have comparable processor, SD425 vs SD450 and SD636 vs SD636. It won't be different with this phone, maybe it will use A22/P22 for the M2, and SD636 for M2 Pro (maybe they'll copy the notch too). Or if Xiaomi release Redmi 7 line early next year, they might use SD660 for the Pro version.

15. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

These are max series phones, they should have 4000/5000mah batteries but don't expect SD670/710 in it. I think SD636/660 makes a lot more sense. I Don't think they will be flop on arrival at all, Even, zenfone max pro m1 is a great phone and selling well in india. Im looking forward to it's successor. Btw, SD670/710 probably come in zenfone 6, and SD845 in zenfone 6z or whatever they name it.

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