The Zenfone Max Pro M1 was unveiled in India by Asus last week to be pitted against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro. With the first set of pre-orders slated for today, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets its first major update that brings a slew of enhancements in security and camera departments inside the mid-range device.
Measuring in at 125MB, the update brings the Face Recognition functionality that will be made use of to unlock the Zenfone M1, thus outbidding its Xiaomi counterpart in terms of an additional feature. The first update also brings enhancements to the fingerprint scanner which seems to be much more responsive. The front and rear cameras are expected to be optimized with improved HDR, color saturation and low light photography with an overall improvement in battery consumption during standby.
The update on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 brings the security levels of the Asus device to the latest April 1, 2018 batch of Android security. The company has also optimized the gyroscope sensor and the audio parameters on the smartphone and notes that there will be camera and battery specific updates in the new future to make the best of the Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Asus has stressed on the fact that the newest update would even smoother if the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is made to Factory Reset before installing the update. 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.