Asus announced its partnership with Flipkart a few days ago. The e-commerce giant announced its intention of releasing the game-changing smartphones of Asus in India, exclusively of course. Zenfone Max Pro M1 was touted to be released on April 23 and the company has fulfilled its promise by launching the device at a price of Rs 10,999 for the 3GB variant. You can also get amazing offers worth Rs 3,200 if you’re a Vodafone user.
The prepaid users can get 10GB additional data per month for a year for free on the recharge of Rs 199 and above. The postpaid users can get the same benefit for a recharge of Rs 399 and above every month. Along with 10GB additional data per month, the postpaid users can also get free Vodafone RED-Shield-Device Security Insurance plan for two years, on the recharge of Rs 499 and above every month.
The phone was leaked twice before this release and we got to know about its gigantic battery capacity and Redmi Note 5 Pro-like design through these leaks.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: specs and features
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness. The device has thinner bezels than the Redmi Note 5 and this is definitely a positive trait. The phone derives its power from the Snapdragon 636, same as the Note 5 Pro.
The phone comes in three variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, second with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM and third with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. Further, the dual rear camera setup on the back is quite an addition. The combination on the rear includes a 13MP primary and a secondary portrait camera with Softlight LED flash. The selfie snapper of the phone is also capable enough as it carries an 8MP sensor coupled with a Softlight LED flash.
The fingerprint sensor on the device is cited to unlock the phone with 0.3 seconds and the Zenfone Max Pro M1 carries a Face Unlock feature as well. The battery capacity of the phone is 5000mAh and we can easily call it a mini-power bank. The phone takes 2 hours and 42 minutes to go from zero to hundred percent. The device runs clean Android 8.1 Oreo, which is a big advantage in the mid-range section. The phone comes in two colour variants- Deep Sea Black and Meteor Silver.
As mentioned earlier, the phone is a Flipkart exclusive and will come with a free passive amplifier in the box. The 3GB RAM variant will cost Rs 10,999, the 4GB RAM variant will cost Rs 12,999 and the 6GB RAM model will come for Rs 14,999.
The biggest variant of the phone will come with an upgraded camera setup. The rear camera will have a combination of 16MP + 5MP sensors while the selfie snapper will have a 16MP shooter. It will also be the first device ever to come with Flipkart’s complete Mobile Protection service. Will you buy the Zenfone Max Pro M1? Let us know in the comments section below.