Asus, Zenfone Max Pro M1, launch, review,specs
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a sound amplifier in the packageKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Taiwanese electronics major Asus confirmed the release of the much-awaited top-end Zenfone Max Pro (M1) model in India later this month.

The new Zenfone Max Pro model comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage (expandable) for Rs 14,999 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from 26 July onward.

In addition to the impressive physical memory, the new Asus model is equipped with advanced camera hardware: 16 MP + 5 MP dual camera on the back and a 16 MP front snapper. In comparison, generic models come with 13 MP + 5 MP rear sensors and an 8 MP front shooter.

Rest of the features including the design language and internal specifications remains the same. It comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen and a metal-clad shell on the back with fingerprint sensor in the middle.

Under the hood, the Asus phone comes with pure Android Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage.

The USP of the device is its battery as it comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last two days under mixed usage.

Asus, Zenfone Max Pro M1, launch, live, flipkart
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is one of the best smartphones in the mid-range category.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

I had the chance to review the generic Zenfone Max Pro (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) model for almost a month and it aced in most aspects like build quality, display, processing power and battery life among others.

With such excellent features and dirt cheap price range, Asus phone will surely give the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, a run for its money in the Indian market.

I have also received the new Zenfone Max Pro (with 6GB RAM) for the review and will be posting it next week.

Key specifications of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1):

Models Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)
Display 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) IPS screen with 2.5D (front) curved glass
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 85% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness: 450 nits
  • Aspect ratio: 18:8 full view
OS Android Oreo 8.1 OS
Processor 64-bit class 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core
GPU Adreno 509
Storage 32GB/64GB (eMCP) + expandable up to 1TB via microSD card
Camera Main:
  • Generic models: 13MP (1.12µm, F2.2 aperture)+ 5MP dedicated Bokeh camera (1.12µm, F2.4 aperture), phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR, 9 filters, 9 scenes, beauty, portrait mode, Bokeh mode, 4K video recording, full HD video recording (30/60 fps), HD (30 fps)
  • 6GB RAM model: 16MP (F2.0 aperture)+5MP, rest same as above 


  • Generic models: 8MP (1.0µm/ F2.2 aperture) with soft light LED flash, Bokeh mode, HDR, 9 filters, 9 scenes, beauty, portrait mode
  • 6GB model: 16MP with F2.0 aperture, a dedicated  soft LED flash for superior selfies in any lighting condition
Battery 5,000mAh with fast charging capability
  • Up to 35 days of 4G standby
  • Up to 42 hours of 3G talk time
  • Up to 12 hours of gaming
  • Up to 199 hours of music playback
  • Up to 28 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 4)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots + dedicated microSD card, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro USB port, 5-magnet loudspeaker, dual microphones, 2nd gen NXP SMART amplifier, A-GPS, GLONASS
Dimensions 159.0 x 76.0 x 8.46 mm
Weight 180g
Colors Black/ Gray
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 10,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 12,999
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 14,999

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