Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 with Android 8.1 Oreo and massive 5,000 mAh battery announced

Asus has just unveiled its new mid-range Android smartphone, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 – a device that we've recently learned about. Although the new ZenFone series phone will initially be released in India, Asus plans to make it available in other countries as well.

For the time being, we know the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 will go on sale in India on May 3 for $160 (3GB/32GB model) and $200 (4GB/64GB model), respectively. However, customers in Indonesia will be among the first to get it on April 25.

According to Asus, a beefed up version of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 packing 6GB RAM inside and an improved 16-megapixel rear-facing camera will be launched as well, but no details about price have been given.

As expected, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 offers a “pure Android experience,” but there's no mention of Android One. Still, the smartphone ships with Android 8.1 Oreo on board and Asus promised to update the ZenFone Max Pro M1 to Android Q when the new version will be available.

Specs-wise, Asus' new mid-range phone looks pretty decent thanks to the 6-inch display with full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and massive 5,000 mAh battery. On the back, the phone includes a dual-camera setup (13MP+5MP) and a fingerprint sensor, while in the front there's a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 features dual-SIM support and a premium metal design. Even though it comes with two SIM slots, the smartphone includes a third slot for microSD cards that allows users to expand storage by up to 2TB. It's also worth mentioning that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be available in two colors: Deepsea Black and Meteor Silver.

source: Asus

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ZenFone Max Pro (M1)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(42h 3G talk time)




Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Redmi note 5 pro killer

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 848; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Perfect smartphones.... This one and Redmi Note 5 pro Why Indians will buy overpriced apple s**t ?

3. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

6gb ram version is priced at Rs. 14999 (approximately 226$).

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Only thing is missing usb type c,nfc i don't understand why companies are avoiding usb type c port,nfc xperia xa2,xa2 ultra,moto g6 lines,htc u11 life,nokia 6,7+ all r having usb type c,nfc even a moto z play 1,2.Xaiomi,Asus both are avoiding usb type c and nfc.What the reason behind it...Sad.Overall nice package phone with 2 year OS update n good price wish it include 3year software update like pixel 2,2xl.

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Probably because it's meant for low income countrys and cheaper to make. Would have been nice though

6. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If the Snapdragon 636 is at least as efficient as the 625, this could become a new record holder in battery endurance.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Looks like I have to settle for THIS small battery phone (my current phone is Lenovo P2 with 5100mAh battery).

8. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Anybody heard of the phone Mi Nii Gro 3 thats supposed to be larger and faster than any smartphone out there

9. gamehead unregistered

nice phone

10. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I kinda wonder, since they are going down stock Android road, why don't they join Android One program? Atleast user could get more direct updates(security) from Google itself.

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