Asus ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone Max Pro M1 to Get Android 9 Pie Update by February 2019

Asus launched two new smartphones in India earlier this week, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the ZenFone Max M2. At the same event, the Taiwanese based smartphone manufacturer announced that months old Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone Max Pro M1 would get Android 9 Pie’s sweetness very soon. The company announced that the Zenfone 5Z users would receive the Android 9 Pie update somewhere around January next year. However, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 will get the software a little later, by around a month. That is in February 2019.

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Asus ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android Pie Update: What You Need to Know

Asus, however, hasn’t mentioned the exact dates of the Android 9 Pie rollout to the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone Max Pro M1 users in India. During the announcement, the smartphone manufacturer didn’t mention the exact timeline of the software rollout, but the company somewhat revealed that the rollout would happen in a phased manner. Different regions are expected to get the software updates at different times. Considering both the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone Max Pro M1 sold really well in India we can expect Android 9 Pie to come to the country first. Asus, however, didn’t reveal much about the India rollout and the timeline of the update.

To check whether you have received the software update or not, you’ll need to head to the Settings option and go to the Software update section and check if there’re any updates available for download and install. If there are first ensure to connect the phone to a Wi-Fi network and backup all the data before installing the update. You should also ensure to fully charge the phone before downloading and installing the update.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max M2: Specifications and Features

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 has been launched with a price tag of Rs 9,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the Max Pro M2 has been priced Rs 12,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. As far as the specs are concerned, the ZenFone Max M2 comes with a 6.28-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. On the software front, the phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo and includes a dual rear camera setup with the configuration of 13MP + 2MP. On the front, the phone includes an 8MP selfie shooter and is backed by a 4000mAh battery.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes packed with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2280 x 1920 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 660 paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. Other features of the phone include — Android 8.1 Oreo, dual rear cameras with 12MP + 5MP configuration, 13MP selfie shooter, massive 5000mAh battery, among other things.

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3 Comments on "Asus ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone Max Pro M1 to Get Android 9 Pie Update by February 2019"

 

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amit
December 13, 2018 9:38 am 9:38 AM

i have one request please check if we can install official ‘asus zenui launcher’ & ‘asus camera(pixelmaster)’ from google play store.

i have already searched for that in NON-asus devices but they are not available even in search result but i guess it will show up in native asus devices which is running on stock android in likes of asus zenfone m1/m2 pro etc.
so please confirm if it is possible…

regards

Sandy
December 13, 2018 11:44 am 11:44 AM

Why u need playstore, you can download the apk and install. I have used it in max pro M1 and it works fine. But gcam is far better hence I uninstalled it.

Krishna
December 13, 2018 11:01 am 11:01 AM

You cannot install zenui apps from playstore except asus File manager app, you can install it by downloading apk from apkmirror, but pixel master will not have portrait mode.

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