The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is coming and teasers on upcoming addition to the ZenFone Max Series can be seen posted across social medias by fans, tech medias and the brand’s own page. If you’re a fan of the ZenFone Max series, here’s something that you probably should know – the official product launch for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is happening soon later on 31st of May, 2018.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) – Technical Specifications

CPU & GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 8×1.8 GHz Kyro 260
  • Adreno 509
RAM 6 GB 4 GB 3 GB
Storage
  • 64 GB
  • supports microSD card up to 400 GB, dedicated slot
  • 32 GB
  • supports microSD card up to 400 GB, dedicated slot
Display
  • 5.99-inch
  • 18:9 IPS LCD
  • 1080 x 2160
Camera (rear)
  • 16 MP + 5 MP
  • f/2.2 + f/2.4
  • PDAF
  • 13 MP + 5 MP
  • f/2.2 + f/2.4
  • PDAF
Camera (front)
  • 16 MP
  • f/2.2
  • 8 MP
  • f/2.2
Battery Non-removable 5000 mAh
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
SIM Dual SIM (Nano) + MicroSD Slot
Connectivity
  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, LE
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Features Rear fingerprint scanner

There will be a total of 3 different model of ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1), which can be differentiate by its camera, storage size and RAM.

For storage and RAM; the highest-end model packs a 64GB internal storage + 6GB RAM, followed by the mid-end with 64GB internal storage + 4GB RAM, and the basic model with 32GB internal storage + 3GB RAM.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) dual camera fingerprint sensor

Camera wise, the highest-end model gets an exclusive 16MP rear camera with 5 MP depth sensor and 16 MP front camera. As for the mid-end and basic model variant, both will get a 13 MP rear camera with 5MP depth sensor and a 8 MP front camera.

Power Efficient, Big Battery

The tagline ‘Limitless Gaming’ is given to the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) for a very good reason. ZenFone Max series phones are known for its big battery that favors those who enjoy long hours of mobile gaming session. This has been demonstrated by Pokde.net during their King of Mobile: Garena Free Fire Tournament back in March 2018.

Packed with the Snapdragon 636 and a whopping 5000 mAh battery, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) looks promising enough for the mobile gamers. Other than battery life and performance, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) also features a 6-inch full HD IPS display on that offers great color reproduction on all 3 models for your visual enjoyment.

Dedicated Slot For Dual-SIM and Memory Card

Dedicated dual-SIM + memory card tray which has been long sought after by ZenFone users was first spotted on the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), and it’s good to see that ASUS is taking the feedback on what the users really want on their phone.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) sim memory card slot

On the ZenFone Max Pro (M1), you’ll find a label which indicates the correct orientation for users to slot in the sim card + memory card tray. It’s not something that is worth to brag about, but at least we can see that ASUS does really look into details on minor aspects which matters to some users.

Not ZenUI, Just Pure Android OS

While most of the brands would customize the OS to match with their brand identity, we were actually surprised by ASUS this time. Instead of going with its ZenUI as usual, they took a different route to go with Android OS in its purest form. At one point, most users will start to realize that its actually these unnecessary yet resource hogging custom UI and bloatware is the culprit that slows down the phone.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) box

Price and Availability

As mentioned earlier, the official launch date for the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will be held on 31st of May, 2018 and is expected to be available starting from 1st of June at the price RM799 onward.