The “Redmi Note 5 Pro killer” Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was expected to be released in the homeland of the known smartphone and PC manufacturer in mid-June, but it did not happen. According to a Taiwanese publication, the mid-ranger is going to be released in Taiwan starting from the end of July. The device should hit the Taiwanese market on July 24 or July 27. As we know, it has been announced in three variants which differ not only for the memory configurations but also for the camera department. But it is still unclear whether or not Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be launched in Taiwan in both its variants simultaneously.
There is a cheaper version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and two more expensive ones with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. While the first and the second one have a rear dual camera with resolutions of 13 and 5 MP (f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures respectively), the third one has a dual camera with 16 and 5 MP resolutions (f/2.0 and f/2.4 apertures, respectively). Further, only the third variant comes with a 16 MP front camera, while the others sport an 8 MP f/2.2 selfie snapper. All the versions feature a front-facing LED flash.
The 3/32 GB variant will probably sport a price tag of 6990 TWD (which roughly translates into $228), while the 6/64 GB version costs 8990 TWD (roughly $293). Anyways, the company is rumored to launch a special discount at least for the initial sales. Among the other main specs of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 there is a 5.99-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset by Qualcomm running at a max frequency of 1.8 GHz, while the battery has a whopping capacity of 5000 mAh. Android 8.1 Oreo is installed out of the box.