Last month, ASUS confirmed that it was working on a software update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 to enable the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) feature officially. While the update was initially available only for the 6GB RAM variant, ASUS has finally started rolling out the much-awaited software update for the 3GB and 4GB RAM variants of the budget Android smartphone. The system update not only enables EIS in the camera app but also comes with a few new features and fixes for a few issues plaguing the device. ASUS is also testing the Android Pie update for the smartphone currently, although, it is yet to provide any specific timeline for the OS upgrade.
New ZenFone Max Pro M1 Update Brings EIS Support, Live Wallpapers, Bug Fixes
The key highlight of the latest software update for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (review) is EIS support. Once you install the update on your device, you will notice a new “Image Stabilization” option in the camera settings. Previously, the EIS option was hidden inside the camera settings. With the EIS feature enabled, you will be able to record videos with very little shake. It also brings support for live wallpapers.
Apart from the new features, the system update fixes the ringtone issue when using Bluetooth to answer phone calls. If you own an ASUS AC51U router and have been experiencing Wi-Fi compatibility issues on your ZenFone Max Pro M1, you will be glad to know that the update fixes the issue completely. It also includes a fix for the FM radio issue that some owners of the smartphone have been reporting lately. The latest ZenFone Max Pro M1 software update is currently being rolled out via OTA route. If you have not received any update notification yet, you can try looking for the update manually by heading over to the Settings Menu.
ZenFone Max Pro M1 Successor Arriving Soon
ASUS is soon expected to launch a direct successor to the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The key specifications of the upcoming smartphone were revealed by leakster Roland Quandt yesterday. According to the leakster, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will sport a 6-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. Although, it has not been confirmed yet, there is a strong possibility of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 featuring a notched display. In the performance department, ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be an impressive improvement over its predecessor. While the ZenFone Max Pro M1 runs on a Snapdragon 636 chipset, its successor will run on a more powerful Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. In terms of optics as well, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 successor will be an impressive device. It is tipped to feature a triple-camera setup at the rear, a feature that will help differentiate it from its rivals in the budget segment. In the memory department, Quandt expects the ZenFone Max Pro M2 to be available in two configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. In India, however, we expect ASUS to offer a 6GB RAM variant as well.
Apart from the ZenFone Max Pro M2, ASUS is said to be working on another new smartphone dubbed the ZenFone Max M2. The ZenFone Max M2 will offer a 6-inch Full HD+ resolution display, Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM, up to 64GB of onboard storage and dual rear cameras.