The two new smartphones that the Chinese phone-maker Asus has launched in India on Tuesday, December 11, are the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the Asus ZenFone Max M2. As you can make out, the Pro version is the higher-end variant and Max M2 has lower specs of the two.
The specifications of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 include a 6.26inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen gets protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660SoC is the main processor and Asus is releasing this phone in three RAM and storage variants. There is the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, a 4GB and 64GB variant and then the 6GB and 64GB variants. The stock Android Oreo 8.1 is the OS pre-loaded along with Facebook Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Asus has packed a 5000mAh battery in all three variants.
For optics, you have a dual 12MP+5MP camera setup in the rear with a 13MP shooter in the front for selfies. You will still find the 3.5mm jack on this Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 phone. Both the fingerprint sensor and a facial ID unlock feature are available. The phone is drop-resistant according to the company. Blue and Titanium are the colours in which the new phone is being sold by Asus.
Now coming to the Asus ZenFone Max M2, Asus has kept the 6.26inch display and the aspect ratio the same in this as the Pro version, but the processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632SoC. There will be two RAM variants, 3GB and 4GB and the internal storage will be 32GB and 64GB respectively. The camera section too sees a slight lowering of specs when compared to the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. The M2 model boasts of a 13MP+2MP dual sensor setup in the rear while the front selfie camera is 8MP in size. The battery capacity is 4000mAh, sufficient you would feel to keep it going the whole day. This phone is being released in black and blue colours.
Now onto the pricing: The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 would be priced at Rs 12,999, Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 for the 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB variants respectively. The prices for the Asus ZenFone Max M2 are Rs 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. You can possibly expect some launch time discounts as usual.
Asus has announced that the devices will receive some upgrades in the coming months including OS upgrade to the Android Pie version 9 in January.