Earlier this year, Asus made a grand comeback in the affordable smartphone segment with the Zenfone Max Pro M1. Unlike previous smartphones, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is sold online only via Flipkart, and comes with interesting specifications at a competitive pricing. Now, the Taiwanese company is reportedly working on the successor, the Zenfone Max Pro M2.
The piece of information comes from well-known tipster Roland Quandt who shared some interesting details about the smartphone. To being with, it will have a model number ZB634KL. He further revealed, that the smartphone will come with a triple camera setup at the back. Sadly, there are no more details about the camera resolution or lens type.
ASUS ZenFone ZB634KL should launch "SOON" ™. Comes with triple cam setup on rear.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 12, 2018
There is also no word on the launch date or expected pricing yet. But considering the fact that the Zenfone Max Pro M1 was a budget smartphone, we can expect the successor to be priced under Rs 20,000. This will also mean that the Max Pro M2 could be the first smartphone to bring triple cameras to the affordable segment.
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 specifications and features
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 boasts an edge-to-edge 5.99-inch full HD+ IPS 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.
Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC, 509 Adreno GPU, and it is paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card. 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.
There is also a 6GB RAM with 64GB variant, with a small change in camera module, with the primary sensor of 16-megapixel resolution. On the software front, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Price wise, the smartphone with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version is priced at Rs 10,999, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs Rs 12,999, whereas the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 14,999.