The commitment to overly charged and annoying software has been one of the main burdens that has dragged the Taiwanese ASUS in its consolidation as a manufacturer of phones . Since its appearance in the industry, the brand has chosen, as many others, to include unnecessary additions to an operating system that does not need it, thus creating discontent among those users who, at some time and ignoring the odyssey that is ZenUI, decided deposit their trust in them.
But it seems that ASUS is willing to reconsider, and after years using the same strident software and full of additions – and why not say it, quite ugly – today the brand decides to present n new smartphone from your ZenFone line , whose main key aspect is the use of Android Oreo in its purest version , without any added or unnecessary customization.
With a name as ornate as the software that the brand used to use, this ZenFone Max Pro M1 , a telephone that arrives to be located in the middle segment of the catalog, located just below the ZenFone 5Z presented during the past MWC 2018
Aesthetically, the M1 has a sober design and lack of originality. This, however, does not necessarily have to be negative in full 2018, when the screen frames are on their journey to disappearance and the aluminum bodies are more than standardized. The front of the phone occupies almost in its entirety-83%, to be exact- a 5.99-inch IPS panel with ratio of aspect of 18: 9 FullHD +, while the back of anodized aluminum houses the rear photographic system and a fingerprint reader.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 platform is the brain of this mid-range, with its eight cores and a maximum clock frequency of 1.8 GHz. Next to the processor, there are 3, 4 or 6 GB of RAM, and a storage of 32 or 64 GB expandable through microSD up to 2 TB. But the jewel in the crown is, without a doubt, the huge 5,000 mAh battery that is responsible for giving life to Android 8.1 Oreo , this time as Google conceived it.
As a curiosity, comment that, according to they point in Fone Arena , the brand would have confirmed that ZenFone Max Pro M1 does not have support for the Project Treble structure , despite being mandatory and inherent of Android Oreo.
Another trend to which this ZenFone Max Pro M1 adds is that of dual cameras. The back is dominated by two sensors of 13 and 5 megapixels, the second being a sensor designed to capture depth information to make captures with the famous portrait mode. Meanwhile, the front is located a unique 8 megapixel camera with LED soft lighting.
|ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1|
|Dimensions||159 x 76 x 8.61 mm. 180 grams of weight|
|screen||IPS of 5.99 inches. Crystal 2.5D and up to 4450 nits of brightness / td>|
|Resolution and density||Full HD + (2,160 x 1,080 pixels)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
14nm FinFET and 64-bit. Octa-core (8 x Kryo 260 cores) at 1.8 GHz. Adreno 509 GPU
|RAM||3 or 4 GB (there will be a version with 6 GB)|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Storage||32 or 64 GB expandable up to 2 TB per microSD|
|Cameras||Rear of 13 + 5 MP f / 2.2 with 80 degrees of viewing angle, PDAF, 5-element lens and LED flash. Front of 8 MP f / 2.0 and soft light flash LED|
|Battery||5,000 mAh with fast charge of 2A / 10W|
|Others||Rear fingerprint reader, Dual SIM, 5 magnets speaker and NXP intelligent amplifier, microUSB, facial unlocking|
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be available in India in the beginning , and the brand has not confirmed if it intends to extend the availability of the terminal to other markets over the months. It will be available in Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black colors starting on May 3, at a starting price of 166 dollars or 135 euros to the change in the variant of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage , while the configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage amounts to $ 196 or 159 euros.
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