At a launch event in New Delhi, ASUS has officially announced the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max M2 smartphones in the country. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 are packed with impressive specs and have landed in India with enticing price tags.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 Specifications and Features
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 comes with 3D curved glass on its rear. It measures 157.8 x 75.5 x 8.5mm and weighs 175 grams. The 6.26-inch display of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 features full HD+ resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels. The notched display offers an aspect ratio of 19:9 and carries support for 94 percent NTSC color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 450 nits of brightness. The display is shielded by the all new Gorilla Glass 6 layer.
The Snapdragon 660 chipset powers the ZenFone Max Pro M2. It comes in three variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. A dedicated microSD card slot is available for expanding the storage further. A 5,000mAh battery is present under the hood of the device, like its predecessor, the ZenFone Max Pro M1.
In the photography department, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 offers its users a dual camera module that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The dual cameras are equipped with features like Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), 4K video recording and LED flash. Sitting inside the notch at the front is an f/2.0 aperture 13-megapixel selfie camera. The Taiwanese company has included a dedicated LED flash for the selfie shooter. The smartphone comes pre-installed with a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, and is due to get an upgrade to Android 9 Pie in January.
For security, the smartphone comes with features like face unlock and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The connectivity features available on the smartphone include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro-USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. Like the previous model, it also comes with a 5-magnet speaker accompanied with NXT Smart Amp.
ASUS ZenFone Max M2 Specifications and Features
The ASUS ZenFone Max M2 is a packed with toned down specs compared to the aforementioned Pro version. The handset features a metal unibody chassis with 158.41 x 76.28 x 7.7mm dimensions. It weighs 160 grams. It is equipped with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen that delivers HD+ resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels. It features a larger notch than the Pro model. The display features 19:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness.
The Snapdragon 632 chipset powers the device. It comes in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variants. It also features a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
The rear shell of the ZenFone Max M2 features a dual camera unit with an f/1.8 aperture 13-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The dual cameras carry support for 4K video recording and LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel unit with a dedicated LED flash. The other features available on the smartphone include stock Android 8.1 Oreo, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm headphone jack.
ASUS ZenFone Max M2 and ZenFone Max M2 Pricing and Release Date
The ZenFone Max Pro M2 is priced at Rs 12,999, Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 for the 3GB + 32 GB, 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB variants respectively. It can be availed in Blue and Titanium colours, and will go on sale exclusively via Flipkart starting December 18th.
The ZenFone Max M2 costs Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB models respectively. It comes in Blue and Black colours, and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from December 20th.