Asus had announced the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max M1 smartphones in early 2018. Among the two, the Max Pro M1 managed to garner a lot of attention because of its note-worthy specs and the budget-friendly price. The Max M1 was also appreciated in the smartphone market but not as much as the Max Pro M1. Nonetheless, the company is now bringing the successor of both of the aforementioned handsets. But although ASUS had planned to unveil the device first in India on December 11, the specs and images of the handsets leaked beforehand.
The unrivalled champion of mid-range is ready to begin its dominance with the most durable screen in the segment – Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 launches on 11th December, exclusively on @Flipkart. Stay tuned for more. @corninggorilla #UnbeatablePerformer2dot0 pic.twitter.com/Kd2vHKN22B
— ASUS India (@ASUSIndia) November 30, 2018
Yesterday, the official Twitter account of the ASUS India made a tweet announcing the new phones to launch on Nepal on December 11. The Twitter handle also stated that the phone would be Flipkart exclusive. But just a day ahead of the tweet, massive leaks were found on the internet regarding the specifications and images of the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Max M2. And the short trailer of the phone included on the tweet also showed a lot of similarities. So we can expect many of the features about the phones mentioned on the leaks is going to be true. So let’s dig more into the leaks.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 leaked specifications
On the design front, both the handsets feature a similar design language. But when looked into the images in detail, we can see the non-pro variant to have a slightly thicker chin and a narrower chin. We can also notice the Max Pro M2 featuring a glass-sandwich design, whereas the Max M2 have adopted the metallic back approach.
On the performance front, the Max Pro M1 and the Max M1 were absolutely praise-worthy. And ASUS is going to follow the similar approach in these new handsets. This time ASUS has packed the non-pro variant with a note-worthy Snapdragon 636 chipset. The Max Pro M2 rocks the performance front with the more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset. In terms of RAM, both the Pro and non-Pro variant will boast 4GB of RAM. However, on the storage front, each of them will grant options with two variants. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 will have 64GB and 128GB of storage variants whereas the ASUS ZenFone Max M2 will have 32GB and 64GB variants.
On the optics front, both of them will rock with dual camera setup at the back. The leaks suggest that the Pro variant will be equipped with 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The non-Pro variant will have a 13MP primary sensor; however, the information about the secondary sensor is still under the veil.
This time too, we can expect a massive battery on these new handsets. The leak explicitly advises the presence of a 5000mAh battery on the Pro variant. But it failed to quote the exact battery capacity on the Max M2. So we might probably have to wait for its official unveiling to hear more about the device.
In terms of display, we will be seeing 6-inch IPS LCD panel on both these handsets enriched with Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. And as mentioned earlier, both of them will have a notch on the top. Although the leaks had not spoken anything about the display protection, ASUS India clearly mentioned that the display on these new phones would have a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Watch Mr. James Hollis, Division Vice President at Corning Gorilla Glass talk about how the Gorilla Glass 6 makes the Zenfone Max Pro M2 the most durable smartphone in its segment. @corninggorilla #UnbeatablePerformer2dot0 pic.twitter.com/wt5CIGPZyP
— ASUS India (@ASUSIndia) December 1, 2018
These leaks surely have told a lot about the phones. But until the official unveiling of the device, we cannot be entirely sure about it. So till then, we are obliged to wait.