Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has been hard at work in developing new smartphones to release in time for the holiday rush. A series of leaks and teasers have been making their way to the internet, displaying what seems to be the upgraded version of the ZenFone Max (M1) and ZenFone Max Pro (M1) we saw earlier this year. Now, both devices have quietly appeared on ASUS' official website in Russia giving us an earlier chance to look at the device that are scheduled to arrive in the Philippines on Dec 11, 2018.
Based on the product pages of the ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL and the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL on ASUS' Russian site, the ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL has a bigger chin compared to the Pro version and a smaller notch, but overall, the form factor for both smartphones remain almost the same. The ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL boasts a beefy look with its back that's made of metal. The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL, on the other hand, features a more premium look by using a glass back.
What sets the two smartphones apart are the specifications. The ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL is powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset that features an octa-core processor with clock speeds of up to 1.8GHz accompanied by 3GB of RAM. The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL is driven by the Snapdragon 660 chipset which has a more powerful octa-core processor that runs up to 2.2GHz with 4GB of RAM configuration, though it's not sure what the other offerings will be.
Both smartphones sport a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display panel but come with different set of resolutions; the ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL with a 1,520 x 720 HD+ and the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL a 2,280 x 1,080 FHD. Regardless which you choose, both devices are sure to give its users crisp images, whether for games or for productivity use. Camera wise, the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL sports a 12MP + 5MP main and 13MP front-facing camera while the ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633KL carries a 13MP + 2MP main and 8MP front-facing camera combo.
The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL carries a larger 5,000mAh battery, in contrast to the ZenFone Max (M2) ZB633K's 4,000mAh battery.
Sadly, not much is shared on the page aside from the information we mentioned above. But it's still highly likely that the PH model arriving on Dec 11 should follow these specs. We'll learn more about both devices next week. Aside from the specs, we're still yet to learn about both of the devices' features and pricing.