Asus launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in India in April this year, and with its mix of competitive specifications and a value for money price tag, the phone has been one of the hits of 2018. The company has now brought its successor, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, to India. The budget device comes with visible design differences, the notable one being the integration of the display notch up front. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 also sports a metal glossy finished back, giving it an overall premium look, and the phone sees a slight upgrade in specifications as well, the key ones being the Snapdragon 660 SoC. We pit the predecessor Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 with the successor Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 to see everything that’s new and different.
ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 price in India
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 has been launched in multiple variants in India, just like its predecessor. The smartphone is priced a little higher than its predecessor, with the price in India starting at Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant.
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be available in Blue and Titanium colour variants from December 18, exclusively via Flipkart. Launch offers include no-cost EMIs, and discounted rates for Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection programme (available at Rs. 99).
To recall, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was earlier launched only in two variants – the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. Later in July, Asus also launched the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and priced it at Rs. 14,999. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant has a different set of cameras as well.
ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 specifications
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro 2 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 both run on Android 8.1 Oreo stock version. Both the smartphones support dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) slots, and a third dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion of memory. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 comes with a larger 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with a notch, with an 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5 curved Corning Gorilla Glass 6, a peak brightness of 450 nits, and support for a 94 percent NTSC colour gamut.
On the other hand, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 sports a traditional 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS Full View display along with an 18:9 aperture ratio. The new Asus variant is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, while the predecessor is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor. Both the phones offer 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM options, and 32GB and 64GB internal storage offerings.