Asus has officially unveiled the latest in the Zenfone Max series in India. The new Zenfone Max Pro M2 and the Zenfone Max M2 have been launched in the country. The phones were announced during an event held in New Delhi. Both these phones were launched in Russia last week as well. The company will release the phones in other regions very soon. For now, customers in India and Russia can get their hands on the latest Zenfone Max M2 phones from Asus.
The Zenfone Max M2 is the smaller and slightly less powerful variant of the Max Pro M2. The main differences are in screen size, battery capacity, chipset, and the camera performance. Read on to know all about this new budget smartphone from Asus.
ASUS Zenfone Max M2 Price in India
First, let us talk about the pricing for the new Asus Zenfone Max M2. The base variant of this budget smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This variant is priced at INR 9,999. There’s another variant, which comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and this will cost you INR 11,999.This is pretty good pricing considering that other phones in this segment are not as feature packed as this one. The phone is available in two color options: Black, and Blue.
The Zenfone Max M2 will be available for purchase starting December 20, 2018. The device will be exclusive to Flipkart and of course, there are a couple of launch offers. For example, first time Mastercard users will receive an instant 10 percent discount when purchasing the phone. Apart from that, users will get No Cost EMI options and a 5 percent discount when using Axis Bank Buzz Credit card.
ASUS Zenfone Max M2 Features and Specifications
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 is a budget smartphone, but it will certainly give a tough competition to other similarly priced devices. It will mainly compete with phones such as the Realme 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6, and Honor 8X. The phone uses an all-metal construction, which makes it much more durable compared to other devices that use a plastic body.
The phone features a 6.26-inch HD+ LCD notched display, which is similar to the Max Pro M2. However, the resolution on the Max Pro M2 is higher than the Max M2. The phone has a screen to body ratio of 88 percent, which is pretty amazing. Internally, the device is equipped with the Snapdragon 623 chipset, which is paired with either 3GB RAM+32GB ROM and 4GB RAM+64GB ROM. It does have a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 2TB.
Now let’s talk about the cameras on the Max M2. The phone features a dual-rear camera setup with a primary 13MP sensor(f/1.8 aperture) paired with a secondary 2MP depth sensor. It supports 4K recording at 30fps and an update in December will enable AI scene detection. On the front, there’s an 8MP sensor with an LED flash that’s housed inside the notch. The front camera will also get support for electronic image stabilization(EIS). Asus has used a 5-magnet loudspeaker with an NXP amplifier to provide improved audio.
Apart from that, the Max M2 has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock as well. A large 4000mAh battery is available to keep the phone going all day long. The phone also support Dual 4G VoLTE, has a headphone jack, and runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo. An update to Android 9.0 Pie should be available in February 2019.
Check out our unboxing of the new Zenfone Max Pro M2, which is the more powerful variant of the M2.