Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB, 4GB RAM Variants Get EIS Video Support via Update

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB, 4GB RAM Variants Get EIS Video Support via Update

Asus is rolling out the update in a phased manner

Highlights

  • Asus ZenFone Max M1 3GB and 4GB RAM variants get EIS support
  • Latest update also brings along live wallpapers
  • The update is rolling out in batches

Asus has announced that it is rolling out an update to all ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM users, and the update brings electronic image stabilisation (EIS) and live wallpapers. The update will roll out in a phased manner, and is coming to both 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants. In October, Asus had rolled out EIS video support for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant, and had then promised that it would roll it out for the 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants as well.

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 FOTA version WW_Phone-15.2016.1810.337-20181106 finally brings along EIS for the 3GB RAM +32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 6GB storage variants. It brings along live wallpapers for the two variants as well. As mentioned, Asus notes that the update is rolling out in a phased manner, which means that not all users will see the update immediately. We recommend all users to check for the update manually in the Settings menu, and update under a strong Wi-Fi connection, and while the phone is on charge (or at least 80 percent charged).

To recall, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was launched in April this year. The 3GB and 4GB RAM variants of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 sport the same dual rear camera setup that has a 13-megapixel primary Omnivision sensor along with an f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. While all the variants didn't have EIS out-of-the-box, the 6GB RAM variant started receiving a software update in October that brought along the support for electronic image stabilisation (EIS) to enhance video results.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 runs a near-stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS Full View display along with an 18:9 aperture ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with an Adreno 509 GPU and 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options. The smartphone also has up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).


Alongside the dual rear camera setup, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera that has a five-piece, 85.5-degree lens and an f/2.0 aperture. The 6GB RAM variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M1, however, has a 16-megapixel sensor at the back. The smartphone has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the back and a Face Unlock feature. Lastly, it packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging.

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Display5.99-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution1080x2160 pixels
RAM3GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Storage32GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Battery Capacity5000mAh
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