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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in Silver

Asus ZenFone Max Pro is the crazy affordable phone for India

Asus has claimed that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be marginally faster than the bestselling Redmi Note 5 Pro. Up front, there's an 8MP selfie camera with front flash.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, in all honesty, is the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro killer that many of us didn't expect to see this year. While the Max Pro M1 has been launched in Deepsea Black and Meteor Silver color options, the Redmi Note 5 pro is offered in Black, Rose Gold, Gold, and Blue color options. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, the device will be available in two variants initially. The phone while being offered in two capacity versions, use the same SoC which happens to be the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip. And at the same time, it puts the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in some serious trouble.

Asus has brought its A-game to the table with the Zenfone Max Pro (M1). Its other known trait, that of a massive 5,000mAh battery has also been kept intact and will let you cruise comfortably for the better of the day and even beyond even under moderate to heavy usage, CNet reported.

Prior to the launch, International Business Times India had the exclusive opportunity to check out the Zenfone Max Pro. It flaunts a metal unibody design with rounded edges and corners. The ZenFone Max Pro ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest version of the attractive Android user interface that improves productivity, and simply lets users have more fun with their phone.


At the back, it sports a pair of 13-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel depth sensor which supports portrait Mode, PDAF, and auto-focus. Both the rear and front camera get soft-light LED flash.

If you are planning to buy this handset, Vodafone will give you 10 GB data for a year on the purchase of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in just Rs 199. The biggest USP of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is that it runs pure Android 8.1 Oreo, and not Asus' custom ZenUI software. However, Asus has ensured a face unlock support by means of a firmware release that is en route. The phone comes with a 5-magnet loudspeaker with NXP Smart Amplifier technology. Its connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is also available at its 4GB RAM and 64GB of external storage model that is likely to cost somewhat around 13000 INR. It will available in three variants based on storage and RAM. An additional Rs 1,000 off can be availed on an exchange and a no-cost EMI up to 12 months on all the credit cards.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 may seem like an offering from every other brand looking to mark its presence in India, however the company has addressed quite a few issues with this product. Postpaid customers will also get 10GB of free data on RED plans priced at Rs 399 and above.

But it looks like Asus is ready to come back with a bang.

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