Following the partnership with Flipkart, Asus today launched its battery-centric Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone in India. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will add to the new Zenfone Max series by the company. The USP of the smartphone is its mammoth 5,000mAh battery capacity which comes with fast charging support. The second highlight is that it adds to the list of smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version is priced at Rs 10,999, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs Rs 12,999. There are two color choices of Midnight Black and Grey. The smartphone will start selling exclusively via Flipkart from May 3, 2018. There’s also a third model with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, 16-megapixel+5-megapixel camera setup, 16-megapixel front camera, which will be available at a later date for a price of Rs 14,999.
If you are a Vodafone subscriber, you will be eligible for an additional 10GB data for one year on Rs 199 and above plans on the purchase of this smartphone. There’s also a no-cost EMI offer on the Zenfone Max Pro M1. If you exchange an old device, you will be eligible for Rs 1,000 additional off on the purchase.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 specifications and features
In line with past rumors, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 boasts an edge-to-edge display. There’s a dual-camera module placed vertically at the back panel, followed by the LED flash. There’s a dedicated rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. It features a metal unibody design with the display protected with a 2.5D curved glass.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is equipped with a 5.99-inch full HD+ IPS display with the narrow bezel design. Despite the display size, it is cased in a 5.5-inch body allowing for a more comfortable hold. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC, 509 Adreno GPU, is paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card.
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In terms of the camera, there’s a pair of 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor at the back, with support for the iPhone X-like Portrait Mode, PDAF, and auto focus. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling with soft light LED flash support.
On the software front, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It is the first smartphone from Asus to deliver the pure Android experience. It further comes with support for dual SIM cards via triple slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Face Unlock feature. It includes a 5-magnet speaker and high-quality NXP smart amplifier for enhanced audio output. For immersive audio experience, Asus is also offering a Max Box which is an added audio accessory for the Zenfone Max Pro M1. It will be provided in-the-box.
Flipkart complete mobile protection plan
Along the sidelines of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Flipkart announced a new protection plan for smartphones. The comprehensive plan covers broken screens, liquid damage, hardware and software issues, and more. Remote assistance is also provided as part of the plan. The complete mobile protection plan is available for an introductory price of Rs 49. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be the first smartphone to be available with the new plan.