After a surprise flash sale for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 on Monday, Asus has now announced that the phone will be available via open sale starting tomorrow (August 2) at 12:00PM on Flipkart. It is the first device from Asus that launched as part of a new strategic partnership with Flipkart. The mid-range device from Asus competes with likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Oppo’s Realme 1 among others.
To recall, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched in April, and Asus claims that it has emerged as one of the popular devices in the sub-Rs 15,000 price segment. The handset was announced in three different storage variants, but only two variants were initially made available for purchase.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price and Offers
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes in three different storage variants, and its prices start from Rs 10,999. The base model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and retails for Rs 10,999, while the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 12,999. The company has also started offering a higher-end version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage at a retail price of Rs 14,999.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specifications and features
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, and taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, the same chipset also found on Redmi Note 5 Pro.
All the three models feature dual rear camera setup, but the configuration varies according to variants. The 3GB and 4GB RAM variants feature a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual cameras at the back, and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter at the front. The 6GB RAM variant gets an updated dual camera module with 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel image sensors and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The front camera also supports face unlock mechanism, but it is less reliable than the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
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While Asus has matched Xiaomi in terms of specifications, it is software that makes it a winner. With Zenfone Max Pro M1, Asus has ditched its own ZenUI in favor of stock Android experience. It also packs a larger 5,000mAh battery compared to the 4,000mAh battery pack found under the hood of Redmi Note 5 Pro.