A day after Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB (camera review) variant’s first sale, the Taiwanese company is all set to switch to open sales for the Max Pro M1. The announcement came from company’s e-commerce partner Flipkart which posted an open sale banner on its site. Interesting, all variants of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 including 6GB RAM version will be available in open sale which starts from 12 Noon, Thursday i.e August 2.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (review) going in open sales will certainly heat up competition in the sub 15K segment. Other phones dominating the segment are Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro (review) and Realme 1, both of which are now available without much struggle.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 will also go on Sale in Europe starting from August 13.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Features
Back in the month of May, Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1 in India in three RAM variants: 3GB/4GB/6GB. At that point in time, the 6GB RAM variant availability was a mystery. Talking about the phone features, for the first time Asus has ditched its Zen UI for vanilla Android. The other major highlight of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 includes an 18:9 display, metallic design, and large battery.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro challenger packs similar internals including Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile processor with Adreno 509 GPU. it also features a fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock out of the box. The phone comes with Dual SIM 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM, dedicated microSD card slot, GPS, and micro USB port.
Where it whips the Redmi Note 5 Pro badly is with its massive 5000mAh battery. It also comes bundled with a 10W charger.
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications
|Model||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1|
|Display||5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display|
|Processor||1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB/64GB, expandable to 2TB (Dedicated card slot)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Primary Camera||13MP+5MP, f/2.0 aperture, with phase detection AF, bokeh mode16MP +5MP (For the 6GB RAM variant)|
|Secondary Camera||8MP with f/2.0 aperture lens16MP (for the 6GB RAM variant)|
|Dimensions and Weight||159 x 76 x 8.61 mm; 180g|
|Battery||5000mAh, 10W charger|
|Others||Dual-sim, 4G Volte, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, Face Unlock , Fingerprint sensor, 5-magnet speaker, NXP Smart Amp|
|Price||10,999 INR, 12,999 INR, 14,999 INR|