Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Launched in India with Snapdragon 636 and 5000mAh Battery

Asus today unveiled the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in India. Minus its weird and complicated name, the handset seems to be a winner and undercuts the massively popular Redmi Note 5 Pro in almost every department.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 450-nit brightness. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 chipset running at 1.8GHz. It is the second handset after the Redmi Note 5 Pro to launch with this chipset. Other specs include 3/4/6GB RAM, 32/64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, micro-USB port, fingerprint scanner located at its rear, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

There’s a massive 5,000mAh battery powering the handset. Asus has thankfully also included fast charging support. There’s a dual-camera setup at the rear which comprises of a 13MP OmniVision sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5MP depth sensor. The camera is capable of taking photos in portrait mode and recording 4K videos. At the front, there is an 8MP f/2.0 shooter with Full HD video recording.

As you can see, the specs of the phone are very similar to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. What’s more important is the fact that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 undercuts the Redmi Note 5 Pro in the price department. The base variant with 3GB RAM/32GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999, while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 12,999. Asus will also launch a 6GB RAM variant down the line for Rs 14,999.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 goes on sale on Flipkart from early next month.