ZenFone Max Pro M1 OTA update improves camera and fingerprint unlock performance

Redmi Note 5-killer gets better
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Barely a month since it debuted, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB602KL) gets a software update delivered over-the-air (OTA). The update delivers several key improvements including camera performance and fingerprint unlock speed.

The update bearing version number 15.2016.1805.309 is being pushed out to different serial numbers in batches, so it may take several days before you receive the update notice.

To check manually, you can head over to Settings > System to see if the new firmware is available.

Release Note

  1. Enable IN Airtel/Idea/Vodafone & ID smarfren & TH DTAC/AIS/True 3rd & RU Megafon/MTS VoLTE & RU MTS VoWifi
  2. Optimize fingerprint unlock speed.
  3. Improve Camera performance.

Dubbed the Redmi Note 5-killer, the ZenFone Max Pro is a live-wire mid-range smartphone positioned as a “limitless gaming device.”

For good reason. It has a massive 5,000mAh battery and some beefy albeit mid-range internals that include the powerful Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with a Adreno 509 GPU.

It’s a brilliant package, and as we found in our hands-on review with the device, an absolutely compelling buy.

Yes, it did have some flaws including inconsistent performance with the fingerprint sensor, which we hope is solved with the new OTA update.

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Also, we found that the camera could sometimes be slow to launch, and slow to focus. Again, we hope this has been improved with the update.

Do you own the ZenFone Max Pro M1 or plan to buy one? Don’t forget to read the review.

Pricing and availability

The ZenFone Max Pro is available now in various configurations:

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – MYR699
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – MYR849
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – MYR999 (expected in July)

The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model is offered for MYR599 as part of Lazada’s flash sales on 12, 19, 26 June 2018. Later, it will be offered for MYR649 during Lazada’s July flash sales.

Next, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model will be offered at a reduced MYR799 price as a pre-order promo.

 

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