Asus has started rolling out a new software update for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 users. The update, being rolled out in phases, brings the August Android security patch to the smartphone.
The update being rolled out comes with a version number 15.2016.1808.323. The August security patch is critical as it addresses a bunch of security issues that were found by Google this month. Besides the security patch, the update is also said to improve the NFC functionality for compatible apps like Google Pay. But it is worth noting that the Indian variant of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 doesn’t actually come with NFC.
As mentioned, the software update is being rolled out in phases. In case you haven’t received a notification yet, you can manually check by heading over to Settings > System > System Update.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 in India is available in three variants. The variant with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 10,999, the variant with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 12,999, and the top variant with 6GB RAM is priced at Rs 14,999. The device was initially available via the flash sale model on Flipkart, but has lately gone on open sale.
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features, specifications
To quickly recap on the Asus smartphone’s specifications, it comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ LCD 18:9 display. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. For photography, the device boasts a dual-camera setup at the back, but the configuration varies according to variants.
The 3GB and 4GB RAM variants feature a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The top-end variant comes with a combination of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors at the back, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
Other features include a fingerprint sensor, face unlock feature, 5,000mAh battery, and on the software front, it runs stock Android Oreo.