Asus on Monday announced the launch of its latest mid-range smartphone – Zenfone Max Guru M1 – in India. Key highlights of the handset include an 18:9 full-HD+ display, a sizable 5000mAh battery (using 10W charger), the newest Snapdragon 636 SoC, and face unlock. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone takes on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which comes with the same Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip. The handset goes on sale in India exclusively through Flipkart starting May 3; this really is actually the global debut of the smartphone.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 cost in India, launch offers
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 price in India continues to be set at Rs. 10,999 for the version with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, while the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost Rs. 12,999. The phone is going to be made available across in Midnight Black and Grey colour choices. The company has partnered with Flipkart to offer Complete Mobile Protection – which covers broken displays, liquid damage, hardware and software flaws, etc. – at Rs. 49 for a year. On the very first day of release, the handset will be accessible with no-cost EMI through credit cards and Bajaj FinServ.
As for the start offer, Zenfone Max Pro M1 buyers on Vodafone will receive 10GB complimentary data month for 12 months on recharges of Rs. 199 and over for prepaid users. They will also get weekly telco and non-telco offers, Asus explained. For postpaid users on Rs. 399 Red program, Vodafone will give 10GB extra data a month for a year, while those on Rs. 499 Red program will acquire free Red Protect access free.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus Zenfone Max Guru M1 runs a pure version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and certainly will acquire Android P and Android Q upgrades. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU.
In terms of camera specs, the Zenfone Max Guru M1 carries a dual camera setup in the rear with a 13-megapixel main Omnivision detector (f/2.2 aperture) and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensing sensor. On the front there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera using f/2.0 aperture, an 85.5-degree wide-angle lens, and a 5P lens. Both the rear and front camera get soft-light LED flash. There’s up to 64GB EMCP inbuilt storage on the telephone, using microSD card support up to 2TB for growth. As well as a 5000mAh battery, using a bundled 10W charger, forces in the internals from beneath the hood.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX), GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comprise Face Unlock detector, fingerprint sensor, and the likes.
The company also announced a 6GB RAM version of this Zenfone Max Guru M1, which will come with 64GB internal storage, 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel back camera setup on the back, and 16-megapixel selfie shot. The remaining specifications remain just like that of the standard version. This version is going to be released “soon” and will be priced at Rs. 14,999.