Last year Asus debuted one of its most prominent offerings in India, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The phone went on to witness massive sales and became one of the highest selling mid-range smartphones in India. Asus has also been continually seeding updates for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 via the firmware over the air (FOTA) method. Only a months ago, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 received a significant update which brought many improvements in the device. As per the latest announcement, Asus is now pushing a new update for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which delivers the most recent January 2019 Android Security patch, system stability and improvements to the smartphone. Asus has also noted that it will be pushing this update in batches so it should reach all users gradually.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 FOTA Update: What it Brings?
Unlike the previous update version of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which brought a lot of improvements on board the device, the new update only carries a handful of changes but which are also important. The update version ‘OPM1.WW_Phone-15.2016.1811.338-20181206” addresses the kernel vulnerabilities which may affect specific Qualcomm components. Further, Asus has clarified that with this update, the Android version will continue to be Oreo, but the phone is expected to get the Android 9 Pie update in February around the same time as MWC 2019.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Specifications and Features
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution. The panel is an IPS Full View display along with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, which is accompanied by the Adreno 509 GPU and 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options. The device allows for up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
Apart from the dual rear camera setup, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has an 8MP selfie snapper that has a five-piece, 85.5-degree lens and an f/2.0 aperture. There is a small upgrade in the camera in the 6GB RAM variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M1, which sports a 16MP sensor on the back. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also sports a fingerprint sensor and a Face Unlock feature as well. Lastly, under the hood, it packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging.
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