Asus ZenFone Max Pro, the first smartphone will be launched on April 23 as part of a new strategic partnership on April 23. Early this week, Asus confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform and now additional details have emerged.
The major feature of the device will be the Snapdragon 636 SoC, the same chipset also powering Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Snapdragon 636 is one of the first SoC in the Snapdragon 600 series to be built using the 14nm process. The new leak courtesy of an Indonesia-based Asus fansite confirms that ZenFone Max Pro will pack a beefy 5,000mAh battery. Combined with a power-efficient design of Snapdragon 636, the ZenFone Max Pro should last several days on a single charge.
In terms of specifications, the ZenFone Max Pro is expected to feature a 6-inch display with support for taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The leaked slide explaining features reveals the smartphone will feature up to 6GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. There is a possibility that Asus will also announce variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The ZenFone Max Pro will include dedicated slot for two SIM cards and a slot for microSD card, which means there is support for expandable storage.
On the camera front, the ZenFone Max Pro is expected to sport dual 16-megapixel cameras at the back and a 16-megapixel selfie camera at the front with soft light flash. It will also support face unlock mechanism where users can look at the device and unlock it. The dual rear camera setup will be vertically stacked and there will be a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
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One of the most interesting feature is that ZenFone Max Pro will run pure Android Oreo out of the box. It is not clear whether it will be 100 percent pure but it could well be a step in the right direction to differentiate it from Redmi Note 5 Pro running MIUI 9. There is a possibility that this will be branded as Android One. Other features include a ‘5 magnet speaker’ with a dedicated NXP amplifier. The ZenFone Max Pro will become official on April 23 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart.