ASUS had launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max M1 smartphones earlier this year. Today, the Taiwanese company has launched the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max M2 as their successor editions through a launch event in India. Like their predecessor models, the newly announced Max Pro M2 and Max M2 offer value for money specifications and come with affordable price tags.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max M2 Specifications and Features
The dimensions of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 that comes with a curved 3D glass rear and a metallic frame are 157.8 x 75.5 x 8.5mm. The handset weighs 175 grams. A notched IPS LCD display of 6.26 inches is present on the smartphone. It produces full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. One of the USPs of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is that is the first affordable smartphone to arrive with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The predecessor model was powered by Snapdragon 636. For the Max Pro M2, Asus has used the slightly older Snapdragon 660 chipset. A 5,000mAh battery powers the smartphone. The massive battery lacks support for fast charging.
The glass back of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is fitted with a vertical dual camera system. It has a primary sensor of 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 with f/1.8 aperture. It is accompanied by 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front is an LED flash assisted 13-megapixel selfie camera. A fingerprint reader resides on the rear shell of the smartphone.
For conveniently unlocking the ZenFone Max Pro M2, it is equipped with face unlock feature. It comes with other features such as dedicated microSD card slot, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. It produces impressive sound output through its loudspeakers since it is equipped with 5-magnet speaker and NXT SmartAmp. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS with no custom UI on it. The Android 9 Pie OS will be available for the smartphone in January 2019.
The ASUS ZenFone Max M2 is packed with weaker specs than the Max Pro M2 phone. It is a metal bodied smartphone that measures 158.41 x 76.28 x 7.7mm and weighs 160 grams. It has a 6-inch notched IPS LCD display that carries support for HD+ resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels.
The ZenFone Max M2 comes with Snapdragon 632 which also powers the Honor 8C smartphone that was unveiled recently. It receives power from 4,000mAh battery.
In the photography department, the ZenFone Max M2 offers 13-megapixel + 2-mgeapixel dual camera setup and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone carries support for other features such as microSD card slot, Android 8.1 Oreo OS, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. Fingerprint sensor and facial recognition are the two security features available on the ZenFone Max M1. Like the Pro model, the Max M1 is also blessed with 5-magnet speaker and NXT SmartAmp.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max M2 Pricing and Availability:
Here are the pricings and color variants of the newly unveiled ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 smartphones:
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – Rs. 12,999 (~$180)
4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 14,999 (~$209)
6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 16,999 (~$237)
Color Variants: Blue and Titanium
ASUS ZenFone Max M2
3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – Rs. 9,999 (~$139)
4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 11,999 (~$167)
Color Variants: Blue and Black
The official sales of ZenFone Max Pro M2 will begin on Dec. 18 and the ZenFone Max M2 will be available for buying from Dec. 20. Launch day offers for both phones include no cost EMI and Complete Protection Plan by Flipkart for Rs. 99. These handsets will be exclusively available for purchase through Flipkart.