Asus is promising that its Zenfone Max Pro M1 mid-range smartphone will be available for purchase via open sale on Flipkart starting tomorrow. However, only the 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants will be available via open sale, while the 6GB RAM option will be sold through flash sales for a few more days. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a Flipkart exclusive smartphone launched back in April 2018. Since the launch, Asus sold the device every Thursday via a flash sale model because of the demand from the consumers. During the launch event, Asus stated the device would be available via open sale, but thanks to the aggressive price tag and specifications, Asus had to sell the device through flash sales every week, same as Xiaomi.
However, starting August 2, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available 24/7, as confirmed by the company. Also, do make a note that the device will still remain exclusive to Flipkart in India.
Confirming the news, Dinesh Sharma, Director Mobile Product, Asus India said, “Asus’, first-ever ‘Made for India’ smartphone, Zenfone Max Pro (M1), has gained massive popularity and received enormous support. In just 3 months from the launch, Zenfone Max Pro (M1), is branded as the strongest player under the price category, and we are overwhelmed with the response. To cater to the incredible demand, we have worked diligently to ramp up the supplies of Zenfone Max Pro (M1) [3/32 and 4/64 variants] so that fans can buy them easily at any time exclusively through Flipkart.”
For more than two months, Asus sold only two variants of the Zenfone Max Pro M1, but recently, the company launched the premium 6GB RAM variant with upgraded front and rear cameras for Rs 14,999. Commenting on the latest variant of Zenfone Max Pro (M1), Dinesh said, “The 6/64 variant also received the tremendous response since its availability on July 26th. Rest assured, we are also working towards making the 6/64 variant speedily available for the fans.”
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications and Features
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 rocks a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, clubbed with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of onboard storage. The dedicated microSD card slot allows users to expand storage up to 256GB.
THe Max Pro M1 is the company's first smartphone to boot stock Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone is backed by a 5000mAh battery. The 3GB and 4GB RAM variants of the Max Pro M1 has 13MP+5MP cameras on the rear along with an 8MP front-facing snapper. The 6GB RAM variant ships with 16MP+5MP cameras on the rear along with a 16MP front-facing shooter.
Asus has also added an NXP Smart Amp, a 5 Magnet Speaker and a passive amplifier accessory ‘The Max Box’, to deliver exceptional audio. The phone can be picked up in two colour options- Deepsea Black and Gray.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Pricing and Availability
The smartphone retails at Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. The higher variant of 6GB RAM/64GB storage along with upgraded cameras can be picked up for Rs 14,999.