ASUS launches the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) in Singapore. One of the features of the phone is the attractive price point. At S$348, it has a large 6-inch screen and a massive 5,000 mAh battery capacity. And if you purchase it during the launch promotion, you might even get a surprise pricing.
Here is the information presented during the launch which is not found on their Press Release. Love it that it comes with stock Android.
So, if you are interested, don’t miss these dates. Check out the Press Release below.
ASUS Launches World’s Most Powerful Smartphone below US$250 in Singapore
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) Full View 6″ dual-camera smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU and 5000mAh battery with massive stamina for longer gaming, browsing and calls
- World’s most powerful mid-tier smartphone below US$250: The world’s most affordable smartphone below US$250 with the high-performance, energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform with 14nm Octa-core processor
- Special Launch Sale: Special five-day launch sale from 25th – 29th July 2018 will offer a generous discount on retail price at all ASUS authorized resellers.
- World’s most compact smartphone with high capacity 5000 mAh battery: High-capacity 5000mAh battery for up to 48hrs non-stop use, 42hrs talk time, 28hrs browsing, 199hrs audio playback, 20hrs video playback.
- Dual Rear Cameras: 13MP up to F2.0 aperture main camera captures clearer photos, with its 5MP secondary camera for gorgeous Bokeh effects in Portrait mode
- Magnificent Entertainment: Expansive 6″ FHD+ Full View display in a 5.5″-class body, with NXP smart amp and 5-magnet speaker for powerful, clear sound
SINGAPORE, July 18, 2018 — ASUS Singapore today announced the ZenFone Max Pro (M1), the world’s most powerful smartphone below US$250. The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is the latest addition to the new ZenFone Max Series — the world’s only range of high-battery-capacity smartphones.
With an official Singapore retail price of SG$348, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) packs a massive 5000mAh battery, a 6-inch FHD+ Full View display and a dual-camera system into an amazingly compact body that’s no larger than many standard 5.5-inch smartphones. It is powered by the fast but energy-efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform, with Adreno™ 509 graphics for enhanced responsiveness and outstanding gaming performance.
The exquisite design features a stylish 180g-light metal body with diamond-cut edges and 2.5D-curved display glass, and is available in two stunning finishes: Deepsea Black and Meteor Silver.
Advanced Mobile Performance
At the heart of the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is an advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, which combines smooth, responsive performance with superb battery life, and a powerful Adreno 509 GPU that delivers enhanced mobile gaming and browsing performance. The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) handles any task easily, with performance to spare.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform is an advanced 14nm 64-bit Octa-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) with 3GB RAM, and which delivers over 40%-higher CPU performance and 10%-higher graphics performance than the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, while maintaining excellent battery life. In addition to improved performance, the Adreno 509 GPU supports Qualcomm TruPallete™ and EcoPix™ technologies for superior color contrast, lifelike visuals and more efficient rendering of advanced 3D graphics.
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) ships with pure Android™ 8.1 Oreo™, the latest version of the beautiful Android user interface that improves productivity, and simply lets users have more fun with their phone.
The hallmark of the ZenFone Max Series is the huge battery capacity, designed for serious travelers and those who need maximum battery endurance. The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) has a high-capacity, high-density 5000mAh battery supporting its powerful Snapdragon 636 processor — the most powerful combination in the ZenFone Max Series — with custom-crafted battery design that packs maximum performance into minimum space.
With so much power on tap, users can browse more, game more, stream more — and talk as much as they want without worrying about finding a power outlet. The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) offers users up to 20 hours of YouTube video playback, up to 42 hours 3G talk time, and up to 28 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. On a single charge, users can enjoy playing more: for example, up to 45 rounds[i] of Mobile Legends, or up to 2 seasons of Games of Thrones.
All this power is backed up with lightning-fast charge times: The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) can charge its 5000mAh battery from 0% to 100% in just 2 hours and 42 minutes, compared to some rival products with a 4000mAh battery that need well over 3 hours.
The 6-inch Full View FHD+ (1080 x 2160) display in the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) features stunning 450cd/m2 brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and an 85% NTSC color gamut to give users a magnificent visual experience. The ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio and slim bezels provide a greatly expanded viewing area that makes viewing photos and watching widescreen videos incredibly immersive, and when browsing the web there’s less need for scrolling. Multitasking is also easier, as two apps fit comfortably side-by-side on the screen.
For powerful, immersive high-quality sound, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) features a five-magnet speaker driven by an NXP smart amplifier that delivers higher volume with lower distortion. Compared to single-magnet speaker performance, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) delivers 41% louder sound, 14% better low-frequency response and 12% less distortion.
Dual Rear Cameras
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) has an advanced dual-camera system that takes mobile photography to new heights. The rear camera focuses on the subject in less than the blink of an eye, and has a high-resolution up to 13MP sensor with a high-quality f/2.2 wide-aperture lens that captures clearer photos, every time.
The secondary camera is used to create an artistic bokeh effect for portraits and close-ups, putting the subject in sharp focus while progressively blurring the background for a gentle yet powerful effect that really makes the subject stand out.
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) shoots video at up to 4K UHD resolution, allowing users to just point, shoot and share their memories, all captured with incredible levels of detail.
The front camera enables the most indulgent selfies, with softlight LED flash and a live beautification feature that instantly retouches shots to remove blemishes, balance facial features, enhanced skin tone and more.
Premium Metal Design with Dual SIM Slots and Expandable Storage
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is built to last using solid metal, with a slim and light 180g body that’s precision-crafted to give it a luxurious feel without being bulky. The slim and elegant size and 2.5D-curved front edges make the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) exceptionally comfortable to hold, with significantly less bulk than a standard 6-inch phone. The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is available in two stunning finishes to match the user’s style: Deepsea Black and Meteor Silver.
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) comes with two SIM slots supporting 4G LTE speeds up to 400Mbps, and an additional microSD slot to expand storage by up to 2TB. Its convenient triple-slot tray lets users install two SIMs and a microSD card in one easy step.
The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is easier to use and more convenient than ever, with a new face unlock feature that lets users unlock the phone simply by looking at it — the perfect hands-free solution for messy or gloved fingers. There’s also a rear fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone in an instant.
ASUS is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.
[i] Based on an estimated average playtime of 15 min per round, for a total of 11.3 hours of gameplay. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions and other factors.