Weeks after being updated to the latest October security updates, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is getting a new firmware update. The FOTA update is being rolled out to the 3GB and 4GB variants of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and adds electronic image stabilisation to the primary camera, which is the same for both of these models but different from the 6GB version.
The update weighs in at precisely 82.74MB and shifts the build number of the device to 15.2016.1810.337. EIS inside the camera app allows users to shoot videos with minimal shaking which can be corrected through software optimisations. In addition to the EIS feature, the update solves the ringtone issue when answering calls through Bluetooth and also adds support for Live Wallpapers.
The changelog further reveals that the FOTA update fixes the FM radio and Wifi compatibility through Asus’ AC51U router. The update is exclusively for 3GB/4GB variants of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 as Asus had rolled out an update to the 6GB model last month, featuring EIS and September security.
As with any software update, the updates on both phones will be rolled out in a phased manner, meaning it’ll be a while till it hits your Zenfone Max Pro M1. You can also check for these updates manually by heading over to Settings > About phone > System updates.
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, 3/4/6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of onboard storage.
The device features a dual-camera setup at the rear, which comes with a combination of 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 5 element lens, 80-degree wide angle lens, while there is a 5MP secondary sensor for bokeh effects. For the front, there is an 8MP front-facing camera f/2.0 aperture, 85.5 wide angle lens and 26mm focal length. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with near stock experience and features a 5000mAh battery with a 10W charger.