Asus has launched some noteworthy smartphones this year. Whether it is the flagship Asus Zenfone 5Z or the budget based offerings from Asus, undoubtedly, the Taiwanese manufacturer has managed to make it to headlines. One of the latest launches from Asus is its Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, which is a very worthy upgrade to the previously successful device Zenfone Max Pro M1. As per the latest news, the Asus successor has received a new Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update which brings on some much-awaited changes to this new phone. The version of the update which is being pushed to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 users is the IN-15.2016.1811.177, and it is being pushed to the users via OTA in phases. So worry not if you have not yet received the update, you should get it soon. Read ahead to know more what this new package spills on to the Zenfone Max Pro M2.
Zenfone Max Pro M2 New Firmware Update
Asus has officially issued that with the new update package, the camera effects on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be better optimised. In addition to that, the audio parameter has also been updated. The firmware for the fingerprint sensor has been given an upgrade too, which will improve the performance of the sensor, making it more accurate and fast. An upgraded touch firmware is another element to this new Zenfone Max Pro M2 update. Thus the touchscreen on the device also becomes more accurate, and any glitches that the users might have been facing will be resolved to a large extent. The display edge has also been improved with this update. Lastly, the new firmware for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 brings the Google Security patch for November 2018 on-board. Like we mentioned above, Asus has noted that the update is being pushed to the users in batches, therefore, it is likely that some users will receive the update a bit later. In case you want to check for the updates manually, you can head over to Settings > System Updates and tap on ‘Check for updates’.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2: Specifications and Features
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ screen rendering a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels on 19:9 aspect ratio screen and 450 nits brightness. The phone comes with a notch that houses the selfie camera and soft LED flash. The phone also boasts of sporting the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Under the hood, the phone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform which works in pairing with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. For graphics, the phone takes help of Adreno 512 GPU. Similar to the predecessor, the phone also boasts of having a microSD card slot which allows users to expand storage up to 400GB.
Connectivity options include Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and a Micro-USB port. For camera and imaging, The Max Pro M2 has a 12MP Sony IMX486 first shooter on the rear side which has a f/1.8 aperture, 1.25um and 6P lens. The secondary shooter is a 5MP depth sensor which collects background information. The rear camera also lends support for Electronic Image Stabilisation and 4K video recording. On the front, Asus has put a 13MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um and LED flash. Another major highlight of the device is its 5000mAh battery and the stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
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