Asus has announced that its upcoming smartphone, the Zenfone Max Pro M2, will have the latest flagship Gorilla Glass 6, and claims that the phone can survive up to 15 consecutive drops (as tested in the lab when dropped from waist-height) on an average. Asus made the announcement on Twitter ahead of the phone’s launch on December 11 in India. “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,” the company said. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be a Flipkart exclusive device.
Recently, Asus confirmed that the handset will have a notch on the display, a large battery, an innovative camera and a powerful processor. The company also took a dig at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Realme 2 Pro. Although there is no official word on the specifications, previous leaks have hinted at the hardware the smartphone will carry. A few days ago, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 was leaked in a video on YouTube showing the phone’s design in entirety. In the video, the smartphone is seen with a smaller notch as compared to its competitors, which could mean that it will ditch the 18:9 display in favour of a taller one.
In terms of specs, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is expected to sport a 6.2-inch display with 2280 x 1080 resolution. On the back, the phone may have a glass panel instead of aluminum, making it vulnerable to breakage. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 looks to retain the dual rear-camera setup and rear fingerprint sensor of the Zenfone Max Pro M1.
A few days ago, tipster Roland Quandt also tweeted out some specs of the ZenFone Max Pro M2. He mentioned that Asus may bring some India-centric features in special variants of the smartphones. According to his tweet, the smartphone could run on Android Oreo instead of Android 9.0 Pie. It could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC along with a 4GB RAM with options of 64/128GB of storage.