Asus has released a new update for its popular mid-range smartphone Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The new firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update for the smartphone is the second such update rolled out by the company since the launch of the phone.
Previously, the company had released a firmware update for the smartphone right after its launch, which introduced the Face Unlock feature, as promised by the company during the phone’s launch.
The latest update brings in new features, including VoLTE support for Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel. It also brings May security patch for Android along with few bug fixes. The update also improves the response time of the fingerprint sensor as well as the performance of the front-facing camera but the company has not revealed what specifically has been improved.
If you haven’t received the update notification yet, you can manually check if the update is available for your smartphone by going into Settings > System > System update.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and is also the first device from the company to launch as part of a new strategic partnership with online retailer Flipkart.
The smartphone is available at a starting price of Rs. 10,999 for 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and goes up to Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. Another variant with 6GB RAM has been announced for Rs. 14,999 but it is yet to go on sale in India. The device is available in two color options – Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black.
It features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS display with screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio, with 83 percent screen-to-body ratio and 403 PPI pixel density. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 636 processor.
It houses a 13MP + 8MP dual rear cameras 4K video recording support. On the front side, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with front flash. Running on Android Oreo operating system out of the box, the smartphone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery.