May 15, 2018

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is Heading to the Philippines, to Launch Soon

After it outed the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) in India, it turns out that ASUS is planning to release the phone in the Philippines as well. The bang-for-the-buck device is expected to land on the country's shores very soon, bringing powerful hardware.

Following its release in India, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) seems to be heading in other markets across the globe as well. It also means that the newly-unveiled device will also arrive on the Philippine shores as per the inside sources who explicitly revealed the information. Apart from that, the phone was also spotted at the ASUS Philippines website, adding more weight to the speculation. Considering that it possesses quite powerful hardware for a reasonable price, it's no surprise that a lot of people are actually waiting for the bang-for-the-buck handset. Here's a quick recap of the smartphone's specs and features.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) sports a magnificent 5.99-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density of 424ppi. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU. It packs two RAM and storage options, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in memory and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB native storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box and comes with a massive 5000mAh battery on board to keep everything running in place.

On the camera department, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) features a dual-rear-camera combination consisting of a 13MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary lens with f/2.0 aperture. The setup also has a phase detection autofocus and a LED flash. There sits an 8MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash up front. Connectivity capabilities include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, and microUSB. If the tech firm's Philippine subsidiary is ought to follow the phone's pricing in India, we can expect the 3GB/32GB variant to be priced below PHP9,000 and the beefier 4GB/64GB model to cost below PHP11,000. The exact release date is yet to be announced.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) ZB602KL Specs

Display Size6 inches
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
OS verAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa-core
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 2TB
Main Camera13MP + 5MP (3GB/4GB RAM) / 16MP + 5MP (6GB RAM)
Front Camera8MP (3GB/4GB RAM) / 16MP (6GB RAM)
Dimensions159 x 76 x 8.45mm
ColorBlack, Silver
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