Zenfone Max Pro M2 To Challenge Redmi Note 6 Pro and Realme 2 Pro
Asus is doing good in the market, if not great. Things are looking positive for the brand, and the new affordable pricing strategy is paying off.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is uber successful, and even the Zenfone 5Z is doing good.
The newly launched Max Lite L1 and Max M1 (review in progress) are also decent phones for the price.
Now the company is planning to launch the successor the Zenfone Max Pro M1 – the Max Pro M2.
Rumors and leaks are already out, in fact, Asus has teased the launch for the device on 11 December 2018.
There was a video posted by gadgets now on Youtube(later on removed) showcasing the phone and shared most of the details.
Key Specs – Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL)
The new Zenfone Max Pro M2 is coming with several new updates.
The most noticeable upgrade is the new design and a notch display.
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a notch display which houses a single camera, proximity sensor, and earpiece.
The phone comes with a 6.26-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio with 2240*1080 pixels screen resolution. Also, Asus has shared that the Zenfone Max Pro M2 will come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Notably, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 didn’t come with the Gorilla Glass protection, and Asus may want to rectify that in the upcoming device.
Also, the build quality is also looking improved, and it comes with a glass back cover similar to several Honor phones in the mid-range.
From the shared images rear panel looks like glass but can be glossy plastic similar to the Realme 2 Pro.
There is a Fingerprint scanner present at the back and it will also come with the face unlock feature. A new image (posted below) also showcase that the mobile will come in the grey color option.
The second big update is the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz and the Adreno 512 GPU.
It is much faster in comparison to the Snapdragon 636 processor and will improve the gaming performance in the latest titles such as PUBG and the Asphalt 9.
Earlier, it was rumored that the Max Pro M2 might come with triple rear cameras, but the phone will come with dual cameras.
The dual rear cameras are also improved in comparison to the predecessor and will come with 12 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel lens with f/1.8 aperture.
At the front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
OS, Battery, And Other Features
Lastly, it is unlikely to have the Android Pie update and but will come with the Android Oreo 8.1. The software on the new Zenfone is closer to the stock Android. However, it still comes with the custom Zen UI.
Lastly, there is a 5000 mAH capacity battery that can easily make it an ideal choice for gamers and people looking for extended battery performance.
The phone will come with 4/6 GB DDR4 Ram, and maybe Asus can launch an 8 GB Ram variant with 128 GB storage.
The base version has 64 GB Storage and 4 GB Ram.
Price and Availability
The starting price for the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is likely to be Rs. 13,999 to match both Realme 2 Pro and the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. There will be a higher version of the device which may cost Rs. 16,999.
Aforementioned, the device will launch on 11th December 2018 and is likely to go on sale on Flipkart(official online partner for Asus in India).
There are about 15 days left for the launch of the device; we will keep updating the story as things progress.