The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is unarguably one of the best picks in the budget smartphone segment. It checks all the right boxes and now with this new update, it gets even better. The new update i.e., version IN-15.2016.1811.177 would be released as a Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) in phases for its users. For now, let’s see what this new update packs.
Update Additions and Improvements
So, what’s new to the table?
First and Foremost, it carries the important November Security patch. Yeah, we are thinking the same thing. While other phones are getting the December update, Asus lags behind with the November one. Still, we welcome the new security update.
But the main attraction would be the inclusion of Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Portrait mode in the Front camera. EIS is an enhancement that reduces the blurring in videos due to shaky hands. Next is the adored portrait mode that brings bokeh effect to your photos. However, still, the AI features aren’t brought to the front camera. Asus might bring it in the future updates. Fingers crossed!
Next up, Asus has updated the audio parameters. So, you can expect a better audio experience. The touch response and fingerprint sensor performance have also been polished. Accordingly, you are likely to get an improved Fingerprint addition and recognition out of the device.
Overall, you could expect an elevated performance and smartphone experience and by January, your device would be getting the Android Pie v9.0 update as well, which brings its own features and benefits.
Here’s the official changelog from ASUS:
– Optimize Camera effect
– Update audio parameter
– Upgrade Fingerprint FW
– Upgrade Touch FW
– Improve display edge
– Upgrade Google security patches for November 2018
How to Update Zenfone Max Pro M2:
- (Imp) Backup your important data before proceeding with the update.
- Know your device model and software version by going to the About section in your device Settings menu.
- Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW, ID->ID. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
- How to manual update firmware please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1009748.
You can grab the update file from this link as well.
So, if you have this device, go for the update and enjoy the new features and enhancements. Let us know in the comment about your opinions on this device and its recent update.