Asus launched today its first smartphone out of the strategic partnership with Flipkart, Zenfone Max Pro M1. It is a battery-centric smartphone and the first from the company to run stock Android. The smartphone bundles a number of current in-trend features including 18:9 display, dual-cameras, bigger battery, and latest OS.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 prices, availability
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting May 3, 2018. It will be up for grabs from 12:00 PM. It will available in three variants based on storage and RAM. The 3GB RAM+32GB storage version is priced at Rs 10,999, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version is available at Rs 12,999, while the third model includes 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version costs Rs 14,999. It is worth noting that the 6GB version will not be made available immediately. The company has said that the top-end version will be available at a later date.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 offers
Asus has a bunch of offers if you purchase the Zenfone Max Pro M1. To begin with, if you are a Vodafone subscriber, you will be eligible for 10GB extra data on the purchase of the smartphone when opting for the Rs 199 monthly plan. The offer is applicable for both prepaid and postpaid customers. In addition to this, if you exchange an eligible device, you will be able to avail Rs 1,000 extra off over regular exchange value on select models. By using Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, you will be eligible for a five percent additional discount. You can further consider purchasing the device on no-cost EMIs which start at as low as Rs 917 per month.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is also the first smartphone to come with Flipkart‘s new Complete Mobile Protection plan. It is available at Rs 49, and offers complete protection of your smartphone in cases of accidental damage, hardware/software-related issues, and so on. Flipkart is also offering pick up and drop service of the device as part of this plan.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 specifications, features
The smartphone is part of Asus’ new Zenfone Max range. It is equipped with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC is paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of internal storage. You can consider expanding the storage up to 2TB via microSD card. There’s a triple slot to accommodate a second SIM and a microSD card at the same time.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 boasts camera as one of its highlights. It is packed with a 13-megapixel +5-megapixel combination at the back. Up front, there’s an-8-megapixel sensor. The 6GB model of the smartphone include a 16-megapixel+5-megapixel sensor at the back along with a 16-megapixel sensor up front.
Watch: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 unboxing
Being a battery-centric device, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is fueled by a massive 5,000mAh battery, which comes with fast charging support. It is claimed to charge 50 percent faster than rival Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Other features include Face Unlock, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and fingerprint sensor. It also includes a 5-magnet speaker and high-quality NXP smart amplifier for enhanced audio output. For immersive audio experience, Asus is also ‘Max Box’ which is an added audio accessory for the Zenfone Max Pro M1. It will be provided in-the-box.
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