ASUS’ latest smartphone, the ZenFone Max Pro M1, certainly impressed us with its great gaming performance at a wallet-friendly pricepoint. If you’re plenty serious about mobile gaming but don’t want to shell out too much dough, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is one of the best options; until now that is.

In the Max Pro: Game Zone event last weekend (June 30 – July 1), ASUS launched the new version of the ZenFone Max Pro M1. This new edition packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (the previous model had 3GB/32GB respectively).

 

The RAM and storage upgrade to the first Max Pro M1 should make the phone more future-proof, and it’ll also give users more space for mobile games. Aside from the said upgrades, this Max Pro M1 still has a powerful Snapdragon 636 processor, an 18:9 FHD+ display, and a 5,000mAH battery for all-day gaming.

 

Complementing the powerful internals is the Max Pro M1’s 16MP + 5MP dual rear shooter setup and the 8MP selfie camera. The phone also comes with a near-stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo (a welcome change from ZenUI in my opinion).

 

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is now available for pre-order with an SRP of PHP 13,995. The 4GB/64GB model might have a big jump in price compared to the original, but it does come with exclusive freebies, including a JBL T450BT headset, a clear case, and in-game items for different mobile games (such as a free hero and keys for VainGlory players).

 

Max Pro: Game Zone

The Max Pro: Game Zone launch event at SM North EDSA last weekend featured units of the Max Pro M1 that’s available for everyone to try out. Fans were also treated with appearances from ZenFone Max Pro influencers/gaming personalities Asurai, TriNhil, and GLOCO.

 

Finally, mobile game developers graced the event, including representatives from Super Evil Megacorp. (Vainglory), Monstronauts, Inc., Ranida Games, and Synergy88. ASUS also took the stage to announce that it will be the official event partner for PUBG mobile events in the coming months.

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