Announcing the coming of Android 9 Pie beta update to the smartphone Asus released an official press note which noted, "We wish to grow stronger and better with the ZenFone Community. Asus unveils the Beta Power User Program giving access to early updates for feedback and testing so that the official Android Pie update is served as delicious and stable." The company, however, has noted that the Android 9 Pie is currently in "testing" stage and users should download at their own "discretion".
Overall, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a great smartphone be it in terms of design or hardware. The coming of Android 9 Pie makes the phone, even more, better as far as the overall user experience is concerned. We believe Android 9 Pie will brings some of its key features like new gestures, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, app timer, slices, among other things.
As far as the specs are concerned the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a great phone in its price segment. The smartphone comes packed with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1920 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19:9. Asus uses the Gorilla Glass 6 to protect the screen of the Zenfone Max Pro M2. On the hardware front the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at a maximum of 1.95GHz, paired with an Adreno 512 GPU.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes in three variants where the base model comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Rs 12,999, the second model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 14,999. Lastly, the top-end model of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 16,999. The Asus phone is backed by a 5000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.
On the rear panel the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a primary camera of 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with an aperture of F1.8, then there's a secondary camera with a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, the smartphone includes a 13MP sensor with an aperture of F2.0 and an LED flash for clicking selfies.
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 was launched in India in December last year. The smartphone was made official running on a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Asus has been very committed to updating its phones to the latest software. The company is following the same strategy with the Zenfone Max Pro M2. On Saturday, Asus India officially confirmed the coming of Android 9 Pie beta to the Zenfone Max Pro M2 users in India.