ASUS had launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphone on April 23. The Flipkart exclusive phone was made available on pre-orders for the first time on May 3 at 12 PM. Except for the base model featuring 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, all the variants of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 had gone out of stock soon after its pre-orders began. The starting variant was also sold out in couple of hours. The Taiwanese company did not confirm on the number of units of the Max Pro M1 that were sold through its first pre-orders. It only revealed that the handset had met with “tremendous response” in the country. ASUS has now announced that it will be carrying out the pre-orders for the second time on May 10.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes in multiple variants such as 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM, 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 6 GB of RAM. These models are respectively priced at Rs. 10,999 (~$164), Rs. 12,999 (~$193) and Rs. 14,999 (~$223) in India. The highest configuration variant was not available through during the first sale. Also, there is no confirmation whether it will be available during the second sale. The handset can be availed in Black and Gray colors. The Taiwanese firm is also providing the MaxBox dock on which the phone can be placed for amplified audio experience.
New and existing Vodafone prepaid and RED plan subscribers who purchase can take advantage of additional 10 GB monthly data for 12 months. The smartphone can be also availed through no cost EMI through popular credit cards and Bajaj Finserve. Flipkart is offering 1-year Complete Mobile Protection plan worth Rs. 999 for only Rs. 49 for the buyers of ZenFone Max Pro M1. The protection service covers various kinds of problems like broken display, liquid damage, hardware and software issues and it also provides users with dedicated helpline service and 10-days guaranteed resolution promise.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 features 5.99-inch IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 636 chipset, 5,000mAh battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, microSD card slot, 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras and an LED enabled 8-megapixel selfie camera. The handset is also equipped with 5-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier.