Through a press event yesterday, Indian e-commerce site Flipkart confirmed that it has entered a long-term relationship with ASUS to sell its smartphones in India. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the first phone to be born through ASUS-Flipkart partnership. The smartphone is slated to get announced on April 23. Fresh information on the specifications of the upcoming ZenFone Max Pro M1 have surfaced online.
Leaked information reveals that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be featuring a 6-inch Full View display that will deliver an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Snapdragon 636 chipset that powers the ZenFone 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Meizu E3 will be present under the hood of the upcoming ASUS phone. The handset will be running on “pure” version of Android Oreo. However, there is no confirmation on whether it will be an Android One device or not.
It is expected to be available with up to 6 GB of RAM and a storage of up to 64 GB. This suggests that the handset could be available in 4 GB RAM + 32 GB storage model. It will feature a dedicated slot for microSD card apart from the dual-SIM slots.
The vertical dual camera setup of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is expected to include dual 16-megapixel sensor. For selfies, it is expected to feature a Softlight LED flash equipped front-facing camera of 16-megapixel. The front camera is expected to carry support for facial recognition. The back panel of the phone houses a fingerprint scanner that can unlock it just 0.3 seconds. The Max Pro M1 will be also arriving with a 5-magnet speaker along with NXP smart amp.
A behemoth battery of 5,000mAh capacity is expected to power the phone. Hopefully, it will also include support for fast charging. There is no information on its pricing. However, it could be competitively priced to take on 4 GB RAM + 64 GB Redmi Note 5 Pro that is selling with a price tag of Rs. 13,999 (~$213) in India.
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Apart from India, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be also landing in Indonesia on April 23. In India, it will be exclusively available through Flipkart.