Taiwanese smartphone brand, Asus hit the right spot this year with its two launches- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Asus Zenfone 5Z. Notably, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 was a runaway success for the company as it recently achieved a million sales for the phone. Speaking with a YouTuber, Dinesh Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Asus India, confirmed the Zenfone Max Pro M1 would soon receive Electronic Image Stabilisation feature via a software update. During the same interaction, he also confirmed that the company is already testing the Android 9 Pie update on both the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Zenfone 5Z, and they both will receive the update very soon. However, there’s no timeline provided by the executive on when it will be rolled out to the users.
At the launch event of the Max Pro M1 back in April this year, Asus said that it would try to roll out the Android 9 Pie update at the earliest, so hopefully, we’ll get it by the end of this year.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Will Be Available at a Starting Price of Rs 9,999
In other news, Asus has announced excellent deals on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 for the Flipkart Big Billion Days which will begin on October 10. During the sale, the base variant of Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available at Rs 9,999, followed by the 4GB RAM variant at Rs 10,999, and lastly, the premium 6GB RAM variant can be picked up for Rs 12,999. On top of this discount offer, HDFC credit/debit card users can avail additional 10% off on all the three models. And there are some exchange offers too. Head over to Flipkart to know all the offer details.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Gets a Flat Rs 5,000 Discount Too
During the same Big Billion Days, the flagship smartphone from Asus, the Zenfone 5Z will be available at a discounted starting price of Rs 24,999. All the three variants of the Zenfone 5Z will have this discount offer and the new prices will be Rs 24,999, Rs 27,999 and Rs 31,999. Notably, this is the second cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC after the Poco F1. Users can also avail additional discount on HDFC bank cards and there are some exchange offers for OnePlus smartphone users.
Zenfone Max Pro M1 Already Has Hidden EIS Feature
Asus has officially announced that it will be adding much-awaited Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) feature to the Zenfone Max Pro M1. But recently, we have reported the hidden EIS feature inside the camera app of the Max Pro M1. For the starters, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Snapdragon camera app, which is a feature-rich application, but most of them are hidden like the EIS.
To enable the EIS on Zenfone Max Pro M1 right away, fire up the camera application and head over to camera settings, which will be displayed on the left side. Search for Redeye Reductions option and tap on it for a few times. You’ll be shown that additional settings have been enabled. Now switch to video mode and set the resolution to 1080p video recording, then it will show an option as Electronic Image Stabilisation, just enable and you can see the difference in the footage.
The problem with this method is some users are not able to get this enabled and most of them are 6GB RAM variant users of the Max Pro M1. But don’t worry, Asus has announced that the phone will get EIS support with a software update, that keeps it in contention with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
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