Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Starts Receiving Update With Advanced AI Scene Detection

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Starts Receiving Update With Advanced AI Scene Detection

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 was launched in India in December last year

Highlights
  • The latest software update brings January security patch
  • The update is available over-the-air (OTA)
  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo

Asus has revealed that it has started rolling out a new software update for its ZenFone Max Pro M2 smartphone, which brings a number of new features as well as the January security patch. According to the company, the update is now available over-the-air (OTA) and will reach the ZenFone Max Pro M2 owners over the next few days. The smartphone was introduced in India last month and has since received at least one software update, which was released earlier this month. Notably though, Asus had promised an Android 9.0 Pie update for the smartphone in January, and with the month almost over, it's uncertain when the company will roll it out.

Announcing the update in a tweet, Asus stated that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 update brings optimised battery performance, improved camera functionality, and more. The update also adds advanced AI scene detection that is capable of identifying the subject in your frame and automatically adjusting camera parameters for make sure that you get the best shot. The AI scene detection can recognise 13 different types of scenes. Additionally, you will get Google's January security patch with the latest security fixes.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 owners will automatically get a notification once the latest update is available for them. However, if you don't want to wait for a notification, you can try looking for it by going to Settings > System > Software updates.

To remind you, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 was originally launched in the country in December 2018. The phone currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) with 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. In addition, there is a dual-camera setup on the back of the phone with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor.

Earlier this month, Asus had released a software update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2, which included optimisations for the text translation, enhanced noise reduction on FM radio, and upgraded touchscreen firmware. To recall, at its launch event in in December, Asus had promised the Android 9.0 Pie update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in January - that month is almost come to pass, making us wonder when exactly the company will release the update.


Is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 the ultimate Redmi Note 6 Pro killer? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stock Android
  • Powerful SoC
  • Bright and crisp display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Bad
  • Slow fingerprint scanner
  • Body smudges easily
  • Average cameras
Display6.26-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Front Camera13-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity5000mAh
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Resolution1080x2280 pixels
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