The third member of the ASUS ZenFone Max family has finally unveiled which is the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2! The Max Pro M2 has a premium feel, as the company said at the event and has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 to the display. The company claimed that the Max Pro M2 is the first phone to bring Gorilla Glass 6 to affordable smartphones. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 is currently available for pre-orders.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications and appearance
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 19:9 aspect ratio display, with a 6.26-inch full-HD+ screen. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and is available in three variants – 3GB RAM comes with 32GB Storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM / 64GB storage. It ships with stock of Android 8.1 Oreo OS. It has a display of 6.3″ FHD+ (1080p) IPS display, 94% NTSC gamut coverage, having a Li-ion 5000mAh battery.
It supports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor, along with a 13-megapixel front camera with LED flash. The smartphone is expected to have a headphone jack and a micro-USB port for charging and weighs about 175g with dimensions of 157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm and has certified scratch and drop resistance, as Asus claims.
The Max Pro M2 supports dual-SIM dual-VoLTE standby. Coming to its appearance the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2’s packaging is just fancier with cooler graphics and a pretty cool gradient effect on the sides.
The Max Pro M2 will be available in two colors – Blue and Titanium. The 2.5D curved edges of the Gorilla Glass 6 panel here does make it look pretty premium. It’s pretty cool that ASUS used the latest iteration of Gorilla Glass here, promising a better chance of surviving a drop. The back curves smoothly into the frame.
The curvy back of ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is really something very comfortable to hold. ASUS has decided to keep up with everyone else, and throw in a notch for good measure. ASUS also has a very respectable 90% screen-to-body ratio here, with dual selfie camera, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor and even a soft-light LED Flash. The user experience of the camera app is just excellent.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock with a notification LED too. But unfortunately both the fingerprint scanner and facial unlock isn’t nearly as snappy as expected from the hardware in the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2. There is a palpable delay between placing your finger on the fingerprint scanner the screen before the device actually unlocks which is quiet disappointing after figuring out problems in ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1.