Asus has rolled out a new software update for its latest Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone. The update brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea operators.
Now in addition to Reliance Jio, the smartphone will support VoLTE for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea in circles where it is available. The update also brings Google’s Android security patch for May 2018.
Alongside VoLTE, the update also improves the response speed of finger print sensor and front camera performance. If you own the Asus device and haven’t been notified of the latest update, make sure you manually check for the update by heading over to Settings > System > System Updates and look for the FOTA (firmware over the air) update.
This is the second major firmware update which is rolled by the company. Earlier Asus released its first major update to enable face unlocking capability to Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Asus launched Zenfone Max Pro (M1) in India recently exclusively on Flipkart. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 10,999 for the 3GB of RAM and Rs 12,999 for the 4GB of RAM. Asus has also been teasing another 6GB RAM variant for a price tag of Rs 14,999. The smartphone is pitted against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro.
To recall the specs, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 450 nits brightness, 15000:1 contrast ratio and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU. The phone comes in two memory options: one with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, while other features 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a dual-camera setup at the rear, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 5 element lens, 80-degree wide angle lens, while there is a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for bokeh effects. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera f/2.0 aperture, 85.5 wide angle lens and 26mm focal length.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with near stock experience and it features a 5000mAh battery with 10W charger. The device also ships with a passive Max-box amplifier which boosts the audio experience by a significant margin. The fingerprint sensor at the back panel works fine in our testing as well. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM, dedicated microSD card slot, GPS and micro USB port.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one promising device as it comes loaded with some impressive specs sheet and the performance is up to the mark. The same processor is available in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but it cost you Rs 14,999 for the 4GB of RAM. The significant change is in the software and the stock Android experience could be a gamechanger for Asus only if it delivers timely updates, which it has promised incidentally. All in all, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro makes a compelling pitch to try the brand if you haven’t done it before.