After announcing the strategic partnership with e-commerce giant Flipkart last week, Asus is all set to launch its first smartphone of 2018. No, Asus is not launching the Zenfone 5-series smartphones that it announced at MWC 2018. Instead, it is launching a battery centric device in the Zenfone Max-series. Called Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale from Aug 6 to Aug 10: Details hereAlso Read - Micromax Airfunk 1, Airfunk 1 Pro starting at Rs 1,299 launched in India
The global launch event is taking place in Delhi, and Asus will also be live streaming the same. You can watch the live stream at 12:30PM on the company s YouTube Channel here, or on the company s Facebook page here. Based on what we know so far, the smartphone will come with a massive 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging feature, and run on stock Android OS. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
Just yesterday, press render of the smartphone had leaked showing off the 6-inch full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras at the back and circular fingerprint sensor.
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Leak also hinted that the smartphone will be paired with 4GB of RAM, dual SIM card slots and a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. A version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage is also expected. In the camera department, dual rear cameras up to 16-megapixel resolution with support for portrait mode, and a 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash, face unlock feature is expected.