Asus has been very committed to updating its phones to the latest software and the company is using the same strategy for its Zenfone Max Pro M2. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 was launched as a successor to Max Pro M1 in India in December last year. The device ran on the stock version of the Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Asus India officially confirmed on Saturday that the Android 9.0 Pie Beta update is coming to the Zenfone Max Pro M2 in India.
Asus released an official press note stating “We wish to grow stronger and better with the ZenFone Community. Asus unveils the Beta Power User Program giving access to early updates for feedback and testing so that the official Android Pie update is served as delicious and stable.” Notably, the company stated that the Android 9 Pie update is currently in “testing” stage users should download it at their own “discretion”.
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 already holds a strong position in the budget smartphone market and with the Android 9.0 Pie update, it would get even better at multitasking and other user experiences. The Android 9.0 Pie update is expected to bring new features like gestures, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, app timer, slices, among other things.
In terms of specifications, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1920 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19:9. The front panel of the device comes with a Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at a maximum of 1.95GHz, paired with an Adreno 512 GPU.
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes in three variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB onboard storage for ₹12,999, 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage priced at ₹14,999 and 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage priced at ₹16,999. The device is backed up by a 5000 mAh battery and comes with 10W fast charging support.
At the camera front, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a dual camera at the back panel compromised of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, the device has a 13-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and an LED flash for clicking selfies.