At Computex this year, ASUS announced its first gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone. While we have seen quite a few gaming smartphones this year, there is no doubt that the ROG Phone is among the most impressive ones released so far. The Taiwanese brand will soon be launching a new gaming-oriented smartphone. ASUS Indonesia today announced that it is holding a media event on December 11 in the country. The company will be launching the ZenFone Max Pro M2 at the event, a direct successor to the current ZenFone Max Pro M1.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 Set to Launch in Indonesia on December 11
ASUS had announced the ZenFone Max Pro M1 (review) in India before launching it in other markets. This time, however, it looks like the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be launched in Indonesia first. The launch event will be held on December 11 in the country. Since there are still a few weeks left for the launch event in Indonesia, there is still a small chance that ASUS may hold a launch event in India before Indonesia.
Zenny lagi seneng banget, karena pada 11 Desember 2018 akan ada hanphone gaming baru yang akan hadir di indonesia.
Jangan lupa simak live streamingnya tanggal 11 Desember 2018!
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— ASUS Indonesia (@ASUS_Indonesia) November 16, 2018
Even though the teaser released by ASUS Indonesia claims the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be a gaming smartphone, we don’t expect it to offer many gaming-centric design features like the ROG Phone. Instead, it is more likely to come with a few gaming-oriented software features, similar to the Honor Play. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 is expected to arrive with a 6-inch IPS LCD display featuring Full HD+ resolution. It will be running on an octa-core 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor under the hood, which offers an impressive improvement in graphics performance compared to the Snapdragon 636 chipset powering the current model. The octa-core processor will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. For the Indian market, however, ASUS may launch a 6GB RAM variant as well, possibly paired with 128GB of internal storage.
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is expected to be the first gaming smartphone to feature a triple-camera setup at the rear. While more specific details are not available currently, leakster Roland Quandt claims the primary snapper will be a 13MP unit. In terms of software, we are hoping the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will run on the latest Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box. Similar to the Honor Play and a few other devices, the ZenFone Max Pro 2 could offer a few gaming-specific software features such as a Game Mode.
ASUS ZenFone Max M2 to Launch Alongside ZenFone Max Pro M2 Next Month?
Along with the ZenFone Max Pro M2, ASUS is rumored to be working on ZenFone Max M2 as well. Going by the smartphone’s leaked specifications, it will feature the same 6-inch display with Full HD+ resolution as the “Pro” model. Under the hood, the ZenFone Max M2 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the same chip that powers the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The smartphone is expected to be available in two memory configurations: 4GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Unlike the “Pro” model, the standard ZenFone Max M2 will have a dual-camera setup at the rear. The primary sensor at the rear is expected to be a 13MP unit, while the secondary sensor could be a 2MP unit. We expect the smartphone to be less impressive than the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in a few other areas as well.