We have a date! Three days ago, details of the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 surfaced courtesy of someone who has had a history of leaking devices that have not been officially introduced yet. Today, the Taiwanese company itself has revealed the launch date of the smartphone in Indonesia. The date to circle? December 11.
It’s not clear whether the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will debut in our neighboring country or ASUS Indonesia just so happens to announce the unveiling of the device early. If it’s the former, then consider us a bit surprised, considering India got the original Max Pro first, in April this year. Recall that it rolled out to the Philippines as an online-exclusive model only in June.
Zenny lagi seneng banget, karena pada 11 Desember 2018 akan ada hanphone gaming baru yang akan hadir di indonesia.
Jangan lupa simak live streamingnya tanggal 11 Desember 2018!
Aduh, kucingnya ke injek!😂#ZenFoneMaxProM2ID #FreedoM2Play #LebihMendingZenFone #NextGenerationGaming pic.twitter.com/yCF42jolvD
— ASUS Indonesia (@ASUS_Indonesia) November 16, 2018
ASUS Indonesia’s tweet
The company claims that the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a gaming smartphone. It’s probably not going to be something like the ASUS ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark Helo. We’re guessing the second-generation Max Pro will be more like a unit with gaming-focused software, like the Honor Play.
Anyhow, according to the leak a few days ago, the successor to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will pack three cameras with a 13-megapixel main sensor on its back, making it the first device from the Max lineup to get a triple-rear-camera system.
It’s reportedly outfitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage, though other memory configurations could be in the offing. The 2,160 x 1,080, 18:9 LCD display supposedly measures 6 inches, and word has it Android 9.0 Pie will come out of the box.
We wonder if the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be aggressively priced like the M1. In the Philippines, the base model of the latter — one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory — retailed at P9,995 (around $189) at launch. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, on the other hand, cost P13,995 ($264). Today, they’re available for only P8,995 ($170) and P10,995 ($207), respectively.
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