Q&A – ZenFone Max Pro (M1) answers to popular questions FAQ

With the buzz surrounding the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 it only makes sense to help you with questions you may have. Asus has stated that this phone is mainly targeted for India and SE Asian markets. At this point we don’t know the European and North/South America plans for releasing the ZenFone Max Pro (M1).

Is the ZenFone Max Pro better than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

Yes. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a cheaper price with better specs. Redmi Note 5 camera performance is slightly better although Asus is pushing out firmware updates to improve camera performance so the gap may close regarding camera performance. The 6GB/64GB variant of the ZenFone Max Pro has better cameras but no reviews or comparisons are currently available.

What is the difference between the model ZB601KL and ZB602KL?

This is a difficult detail to figure out so far. What we do know is that the ZB601KL is exclusive to the India market. All other markets are getting the ZB602KL. We expect this to be a very minor difference and we will update this Q&A with the precise answer.

What is the difference between the 3GB/32GB vs. 4GB/64GB vs. 6GB/64GB models?

Cameras. The 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB are the exact same specifications aside from the amount of RAM and storage. The 6GB/64GB model however has better cameras with a 16MP selfie front facing and 16MP rear facing camera. The other models have a 8MP selfie front facing and 13MP rear facing camera.

When will the 6GB RAM / 64GB storage model be released?

Sources from Asus suggest that the 6GB model will be available around six weeks after the initial launch date of May 3. That means by around the start of June it should be better known the exact release date and price for the India market. The release schedule for the 6GB in other markets is no yet known, but India seems like the primary market for Asus and will have first availability.

Can I use dual SIM cards?

The ZenFone Max Pro has a triple slot SIM card tray. This means you can use 2 SIM cards plus a MicroSD card all at the same time. The MicroSD capacity is a maximum of 2TB.

Does the ZenFone Max Pro M1 support VoLTE?

Great news here. The phone supports dual 4G LTE VoLTE. That means VoLTE calls on both SIMs without needing to switch.

Do the cameras have optical image stabilization or electronic image stabilization?

There is no optical image stabilization and currently Asus is looking at adding electronic image stabilization in a future firmware update.

What version of Bluetooth does this phone have?

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is running v5.0


More FAQs coming…stay tuned in the coming days!


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