Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Hidden EIS Feature to be Officially Announced Soon, Android 9 Pie Testing Starts

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be receiving a software update which officially enables Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) on the device. In addition to this, it will also be upgraded to Android Pie in the near future.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which launched just a few months back and was probably the company’s last hope at restoring glory to in terms of its smartphone manufacturing. The device boasted of decent hardware specifications and features. However, it lacked what many smartphones already had, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), which is kind of an image enhancement technique. The popularity of the device is revealed in the number of sales achieved. The company managed to sell a million units of the device. But behold! there’s good news for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 users. They will be receiving an official EIS feature shortly and the company is even working on bringing the Android P update for the device.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Upcoming Software Update, Features

Speaking to a YouTuber, Dinesh Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Asus India, we now have confirmation of the fact that the device will indeed be receiving an official EIS feature through a software update. The software update, like most others, will be an OTA one. However, the YouTuber disclosed a little more than just a feature. He also confirmed that the company is working tirelessly to bring Android Pie to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Unfortunately, there’s no timeline provided for the update.

The smartphone is more than capable of EIS. It appears that it doesn’t lack the hardware for it but actually lacks the software optimization. Wike, a US-based company will be releasing a software update to officially bring the EIS feature to the device, there is an unofficial temporary fix for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 users.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Unofficially Enabling EIS Feature

The EIS feature is actually already present in the stock camera application which is present on the smartphone. Furthermore, the device has a built-in Snapdragon camera application which has a plethora of features baked into it. One of those apps to be EIS, unfortunately, for some reason, like many other features, it has been buried deep and hidden within the camera app on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Enabling this feature is pretty simple. All you have to do is start up the camera app. Once in the camera app, navigate to camera settings. This will bring up a different menu which can be viewed on the left-hand side. Search for the Redeye Reductions option and tap on it for a few times. This will ultimately enable additional settings which were previously hidden in the app. The last and final step is to select video mode and set it to 1080p. An option called EIS will now be available and all that is needs to be done by the user is to enable the feature.

If you’re impatient, this will definitely help you use the feature until the company rolls out an official software update bringing the EIS feature to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

On an even happier note, users should be looking forward to a software upgrade to Android Pie in the coming months!