Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) timeline covers all the news, rumours, leaks, speculations, features, price, release date and specifications at a single page. This post will be regularly updated with the latest developments till the final launch of the smartphone. It will succeed the previously launched, Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1). The said smartphone is touted to compete directly with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro by the company. It is advised to bookmark this page to retain every information regarding smartphone. Asus is looking to tap large base of Indian smartphone users with the launch of their exclusive handsets here. Before we start check out : OnePlus 6 TimeLine.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) World debut in India soon, Flipkart teases partnership | Date : 16th April, 2018
After teasing the #BigOnFlipkart, Flipkart CEO made official announcement that they are bringing something big to India and it will be larger than before. That was followed by a press conference in New Delhi where Flipkart mentioned that they have signed a long term partnership with global mobile manufacturer Asus, to manufacture products specific to Indian market. Both companies will support each other in planning and marketing activities for Asus Mobile Phones in India.
To mark the beginning of first such product, company has announced the launch of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) in the country. India will be the first country to debut this Asus smartphone. Handset will be launched officially through a live streaming event to be held on 23rd April, 2018 at 12:30pm. Commenting on the big partnership, Asus CEO Jerry Shen said in a press statement that;
“With Flipkart’s partnership, we aim to gain more insights about Indian consumers’ needs which can help us develop even more suitable products for the Indian market. Flipkart’s unparalleled distribution reach and marketing strengths will help Asus build strong awareness for our innovative high-value products and reach consumers across India. We strongly believe this collaboration will provide both companies better opportunity to provide delightful propositions to Indian consumers.”
This collaboration comes with a wide vision of capturing 40% smartphone market of India by year 2020. For your information, Asus and Flipkart started their partnership with First Generation Zenfone models in 2014 and both giants have supported each other through out.
It is clearly stated in the press conference that phone will be powered with 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor on the top. It is the slided down version of Snapdragon 660 SoC.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) specifications surfaces ahead of the launch, Arriving in Indonesia too | Date : 19th April, 2018
Ahead of the official launch, the handset’s specification sheet leaked on the web revealing key configurations. According to an informal Asus-Zenfone Blog, Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) will be the first device from makers to offer stock android experience to the users. Report claimed that it will also launch in Indonesia on the same date as Asus has partnered with the Lazada Group for the selling of phone just similar to partnership with Flipkart in India.
The leaks suggests that Zenfone Max Pro will sport 6-inch display, Snapdragon 636 octa-core kyro SoC, dual rear camera setup (16 megapixel + 5 megapixel (not confirmed)), 16 mega-pixel selfie shooter, facial unlock feature, 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage.
Rumors also claimed that it will feature triple slot for housing Dual SIMs and microSD card. It is said to be powered with 5000mAh battery.
Official Instagram Page of Asus Indonesia teased several features ahead of the launch through various images. Have a look at these images
Press Renders of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) leaked | Date : 22nd April, 2018
Reputed leakster, Evan Blass leaked press renders of smartphone ahead of one day of launch. The image of handset suggests several untapped features. It shows front panel featuring 18:9 aspect ratio display and notch is not present. The notch was seen of in recently announced Asus Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 Lite. The same posted tweet stresses on SD636 SoC, 4GB RAM and Dual SIM support.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Launched in India and Indonesia, Final specifications, Price and Availability | Date : April 23, 2018
Asus has finally outed the #BigOnFlipkart smartphone in the mid-range segment. This is the global debut of Zenfone Max Pro as it is also launched in Indonesia along side India. Makers has directly compared it with Redmi Note 5 Pro, which also packs the same processor but available at relatively higher prices.
The smartphone features 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 402 ppi density. Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo without any customization and support Dual SIMs. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor clocked at maximum 1.8GHz speed. It is launched in two storage variants of 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal memory and 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB onboard storage. The 6GB RAM variant is likely to follow in next week.
Talking of camera internals, it packs a dual rear camera setup featuring 13 MP OmniVision (f/2.2 aperture) + 5 MP image sensors supported with LED flash. On the front panel, it has 8 mega-pixel selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture, an 85.5-degree wide-angle lens, and a 5P lens.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a large 5000mAh capacity battery that comes with 10W bundled charger for faster charging support. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel. Connectivity features includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at 180 gram.
The main highlight of the launch of Zenfone Max Pro (M1) has been it’s aggressive pricing. Zenfone Max Pro 3GB/32GB variant is priced at Rs. 10,999 while, 4GB/64GB variant will cost you Rs. 12,999 only. The souped up variant with 6GB RAM is likely to be priced slightly higher than these models. It will be available in Deepsea Black, Titanium Grey colour options.
The launch offers of Asus Zenfone Max Pro includes Complete Mobile Protection at Rs.49 only in partnership with Flipkart that covers broken screens, liquid damage, hardware and software faults, etc. No cost EMI options will be open for the customers paying through Credit cards and Bajaj FinServ. Vodafone has also collaborated with Asus to offer 10GB complimentary data month for 12 months on recharges of Rs. 199 and above for prepaid users. Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) will go on sale starting from 12 Noon, 3rd May, 2018 exclusively at Flipkart.
Quick Features of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (m1) :- Price starts from Rs.10,999
- 5.99-inch FHD+ IPD LCD display (18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi, 2160 x 1080 pixels)
- Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
- 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM
- rear mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dual rear camera setup : 13 megapixel + 5 megapixel
- 8 megapixel front shooter
- Li-ion 5000mAh battery with 10W fast charging
- 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm, 180 g
- Colours : Black and Gey
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