There’s a cheaper “non-Pro” version of the ZenFone Max Pro M2

Coming to Malaysia at a later date
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ASUS didn’t just launch the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in India and Indonesia today. There’s a cheaper “non-Pro” model called the ZenFone Max M2. It looks like a mish-mash of the old ZenFone Max Pro M1 with the newer M2, but naturally features lower specs, including a lower res display.

The ZenFone Max M2 looks identical to the M1 in terms of design, at least at the back – featuring a metal body. The front is a notched 6.3-inch HD+ display (720×1520) and it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset.

You’ll also find a fingerprint sensor on the rear, and the ZenFone Max M2 also supports face unlock.

The device comes in two configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Like the Pro version, there’s microSD expansion via a triple tray card slot.

In terms of camera, it looks like it’s lifted off the old M1 – a 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP dual-camera lens combo that’s enhanced by AI Scene detection.

On the front, there’s an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter with softlight LED flash.

It doesn’t have the gargantuan 5,000mAh battery of its Pro sibling, but nonetheless, 4,000mAh is more than good enough. The cell charges via micro-USB sans fast charging.

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The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

Word has it that the ZenFone Max M2 will hit Malaysian shores but no exact date nor pricing are available as yet.

In Indonesia, the ZenFone Max M2 goes for IDR2,299,000 (MYR658) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version and IDR2,699,000 (MYR773) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version.

If you can’t wait, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a good buy too. Pre-order starting today on Lazada and Shopee. Details here.

Photos by Rory Lee | SoyaCincau

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