The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was launched in Indonesia and India recently, and it seems like the mid-range smartphone will be coming to Malaysia too – it’s set to be available here as early as next month.
Unlike other Asus smartphones before this, the ZenFone Max Pro ships with stock Android 8.1 Oreo, though it’s not exactly an Android One device. Nonetheless, this feature alone is really one of the most attractive aspects of the phone.
Aside from that, the Max Pro also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is essentially an underclocked Snapdragon 660 SoC. The former features the very same Kryo 260 cores as the higher-end Snapdragon 660, making it a pretty interesting mid-range SoC. That being said, both chipsets have different GPUs; the 636 has an Adreno 509 GPU, while the 660 comes with an Adreno 512 GPU.
Other specifications of the ZenFone Max Pro include a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display, up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 16MP or 13MP primary rear camera paired with a 5MP sensor, two front-facing camera options – either a 13MP or 8MP snapper – and a huge 5,000mAh battery.
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be launched in Malaysia sometime in the middle of May next month. Although Asus Malaysia did not confirm the exact launch date, the company did mention it will take place after the 14th General Election on 9 May.