May 4: ZenFone Max Pro M1, the smartphone marketed and produced by Taiwanese company Asus, had launched last week. The smartphone which went up for sale on Flipkart on May 3rd went out of stock as soon as it arrived. The company has now announced that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be made available to Indian customers on May 10.
Even though the Taiwanese smartphone giant said it received huge response from Indian customers, it did not disclose any details regarding the number of products sold during the first pre-order sale. The company launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 model with the aim of competing with the currently popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro priced at Rs 15,000.
The price for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage is Rs 10,999 while the variant with 4 GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced Rs 12,999. It has also announced a third variant of storage 6GB RAM and 4GB storage at Rs 14,999. The phone will be available in two color options which include midnight black and grey.
Another specialty about the phone is that it offers a complimentary data of 10 GB for 12 months on the recharge of Rs 199 for Vodafone prepaid subscribers. Vodafone prepaid customers will get 10GB additional data, per month for a year on the recharge of Rs 399. Vodafone users who have opted for Rs 499 Red plan will get an additional free Red Protect access free.
The newly launched phone runs on pure version of Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The phone comes with a 5.99 inch full HD + IPS FullView display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. An octa- core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC along with Adreno GPU and up to 6GB of RAM is placed under the hood. ZenFone Max Pro M1 which features a dual rear camera has a 13 megapixel primary Omnivision sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5 mega pixel secondary sensor. An 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 85.5 degree wide angle view, and five piece lens is featured for the front camera.
Connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are also equipped. Sensors found in the handset include ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor and rear facing fingerprint sensor. The smartphone which comes with a 5000mAh battery weighs around 180 grams.