ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is all about the battery life

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 leaked ahead of official unveiling tomorrow

Asus on Monday announced the launch of its latest mid-range smartphone - Zenfone Max Pro M1 - in India.

As mentioned above, the device three different variants.

Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with 5.99-inch Display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Looking at the above specs sheet, there's no doubt that Asus has a point to prove in the Indian market, which is largely dominated by Xiaomi. The device has been launched with a starting price tag of Rs. 10,999. Interestingly, Asus has assured that the device will be getting major update till Android Q. That means, at least two major updates are destined to hit the Max Pro M1. Now in 2018, Asus ditches its own Zen UI in favor of stock UI. MIUI is quite a heavy skin when compared to stock android, since it comes with many features and gestures. The metallic sheet at the back is smooth and curves along the edges of the phone followed by a Corning Gorilla Glass on the front for the display, though the device isn't perfectly made of unibody aluminium. Though the same chipset powers the Zenfone Max Pro, the mere presence of an additional 1,000mAh battery on the Asus phone would make it last more.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 leaked ahead of official unveiling tomorrow
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched in India: Price, specs and more

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen revealing the new ZenFone Max Pro. The phone while being offered in two capacity versions, use the same SoC which happens to be the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip. It will be offered in two variants with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 256GB.

Both smartphones come with features like a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Facial recognition, and dual-cameras at the rear panel. On the front you get a 8-megapixel sensor with a soft light LED flash. The secondary camera is used to create an artistic bokeh effect for portraits and close-ups, putting the subject in sharp focus while progressively blurring the background for a gentle yet powerful effect that really makes the subject stand out.

On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro uses a 12 MP F/2.2 + 5 MP F/2.0 camera on the back, with a whopping 20 MP F/2.2 selfie camera on the front, with an LED flash as well. Also given that it continues the legacy of the company's Zenfone Max lineup, it packs a 5000mAh battery under the hood, which also happens to be the USP of this handset. The device features 2×Speakers tuned by NXP. It measures 159.00 x 76.00 x 8.61 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 180.00 grams. However, what makes it an absolute victor is that runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and will get Android P and Android Q upgrades. It comes in Deep sea Black and Gray colors.

However, over the previous year or two, such efforts have not borne fruit as the Taiwanese smartphone maker's devices have got lost in the sea of new smartphones available in the market.