ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 — here’s what we know so far

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The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 has been gradually revealed in teasers on ASUS’ Facebook page, and here’s what we know about it thus far. It does seem like a major upgrade over the ZenFone Max Pro M1 thus far, so let’s see what we have got.

Good gaming chops

ASUS is touting the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 to be a gaming smartphone. They have asked for suggestions as to what chipset should be in it, but we have of narrowed it down to the Snapdragon 660 or Snapdragon 636. The former is going to be a pretty huge upgrade coming from the ZenFone Max Pro M2.

Massively upgraded camera

One of the main downers with the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the subpar camera. The 6GB version had a slightly better variant, but not by far. The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is expected to feature the Sony IMX 486 sensor for the primary camera, which is a 12MP sensor with large 1.25μm pixels. The same sensor was used in the Xiaomi Mi A2, so you can expect much better shots from the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2. ASUS also added in 3-axis EIS for good measure. No OIS yet, but hey, this is a huge step forward, right?

5000 mAh battery

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is going to have a 5000 mAh battery, which is the same as the currently outgoing ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1. However if the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 arrived with Android 9 Pie out of the box, it could take advantage of the Adaptive Battery feature which uses AI to improve battery life.

New design

Design wise, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 looks like it will be sporting a pretty major redesign. Instead of the aluminium chassis the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 sported, it seems that the new Max Pro M2 will tout a glass/plastic back, as well as a new notched display. On the bright side, ASUS is keeping up with the Joneses in terms of outlook, but a bummer for those who despise the notch.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 looks like a pretty interesting device thus far, and we can’t wait to see what ASUS will unveil at Jakarta this 11th December. ASUS will be livestreaming the event on Facebook too, so stay tuned!