Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus has been away from Indian market for more than an year now, and post Zenfone 2 series they have practically moved away from the budget range of smartphones. And now with Chinese OEM’s like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi taking over the budget/affordable price segment, Asus has decided to make a comeback to this segment with the launch of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1). And like other Zenfone Max line of smartphones, this device has a modern design with 18:9 display, a rear fingerprint sensor, Tripple card slot and a massive 5000mah battery.

ZenFone Max Pro M1 is also the first phone to run Pure (stock) Android Oreo out of the box. It will also pack a 5000mAh battery like previous ZenFone Max smartphones. Other interesting features of the phone include face unlock and a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amp. The device also ships with a passive Max-box amplifier which boosts the audio experience.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available in Deepsea Black and Meteor Silver color variants exclusively at The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version is priced at INR 10,999 for and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs INR 12,999. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart starting from May 3rd. 

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) specifications:

  • 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full-View IPS 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 64-bit octa-core CPU (8 x Kryo 260 cores) | Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage | 4GB RAM with 64GB storage (expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD)
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano) | MicroSD Card Slot
  • 13MP rear camera | F2.2 | 80 degree view angle | PDAF || 5MP Secondary camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera | F2.0 | 85.5-degree view angle
  • Fingerprint sensor | Face unlock
  • 5-magnet speaker | NXP Smart Amp
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 5000mAh battery

With stock Android Oreo and a massive 5000mah battery, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 will appeal to people looking for a Xiaomi MIUI alternative. So is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 the right contender for Xiaomi REdmi Note 5 alternative? Do Tell us in the comments section below.