About a week to go for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 to launch in India, and Asus has put up a fancy ‘Coming Soon’ page for the device on Flipkart. As we had reported earlier, the page confirms that the Zenfone Max Pro M2 will sell exclusively on Flipkart, either from December 11 or soon after that. The new teaser page for the device on Flipkart shows off its performance, photography and durability, with the last bit having achieved via a YouTube clip of a promotional prank that went online earlier as well. Read more for details.
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 For Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Of all the key specifications and features of the upcoming device, Asus seems to be promoting the durability of its display the most. Earlier teasers as well as the said promotional prank flaunt the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 that the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes equipped with, and considering that the handset is aimed at mid-range segment, we are not surprised.
OnePlus 6T and other such premium handsets go for Corning Gorilla Glass 6, while most mid-range smartphones are still coming out with either Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or 4. In fact, even the handsome OnePlus 6 sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. If you haven’t seen the said prank yet, you can see it in the video. It shows a man speaking to random folks in public places in order to trick them into giving him their smartphones, and once they do, he drops the phone and the person panics.
The people on whom the prank was played can then be seen picking up the device only to see that it is an Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and that it has not been damaged at all. The Gorilla Glass 6 is Corning’s latest and best display protection glass yet, and Corning says it is twice as good as the Gorilla Glass 5. In the promotional material for Gorilla Glass 6, Corning also states that it survived 15 consecutive drops from a height of 1 meter and that too on rough surfaces.
Other abilities of the handset shown off in the teaser page are the bokeh and low-light photography skill of the phone’s dual-camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset that is ‘the fastest in the segment’. Asus also flaunts the battery prowess of this phone, claiming more than two days of battery life based on the ratio of battery capacity and battery usage.
Key Features of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Based on the leaks and teasers, we know that the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be quite similar to its predecessor, but with some improvements and a notch in the display. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, which is why the Flipkart teaser page calls it the fastest in its segment. However, the Mi A2 also comes powered the same processor, so the Asus device will not be any pathbreaker in this aspect.
The battery on the handset is expected to be the same 5000mAh unit that we saw on the Zenfone Max Pro M1, but with better optimization and a more power-efficient chipset, we can expect improved battery life. The camera of the handset will get a boost with Sony’s IMX486 sensor, and 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization. Teasers also show something of a glass-back look for the phone, but given the price range, it will most likely be just a glass finish or a mirror-effect plastic coating.