“A previous leak has also revealed the possible design of the mid-range smartphone, bearing an angular notch on the display and vertical dual-cameras at the back”
ASUS is gearing up for the launch of its next-generation mid-range smartphone, the Zenfone Max Pro M2. A previous tweet from the company has indicated that the smartphone will be launched in Indonesia on December 11. Now, a new tweet has confirmed that the Zenfone Max Pro M2 will come equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. The large battery capacity remains the same as its much-appreciated predecessor, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 (review), while the new smartphone may add Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging standard to the same battery.
A previous leak has also revealed the probable design and layout of the smartphone, which is in line with most of the new generation phones from other OEMs. The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 appears to have an angled notch on its display, and a vertically-stacked dual-rear camera placed at the top-left corner of the back. The front bears a prominent chin at the bottom of the display, while the rear includes a fingerprint sensor and the company logo. The tall display has been rumoured to be a 6.26-inch Full HD+ panel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, while the dual-rear camera is touted to include a 12MP primary camera powered by the Sony Exmor RS IMX486 image sensor, and a 5MP depth-sensing camera aiding focus blurring, retouching and added details.
In terms of other specifications, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Indonesian variant is expected to launch with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while speculations suggest the Indian variant may also get a 6GB RAM variant. It is also stated that the smartphone will be launched with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, but be upgraded to Android Pie, soon. There has been no word regarding its pricing, yet.
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 has been a well-recommended smartphone in the mid-tier segment in India, and was up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (review). With Xiaomi having launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro (review) in India already, it remains to be seen when ASUS brings the Zenfone Max Pro M2 to India.