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PHILIPPINES – ASUS have finally launched the bigger sibling of their new battery king, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in the Philippines, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, compared to the previous 3GB / 32GB variant.

READ: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 hands-on and quick review – looking good

Learning that there’s also a 4GB / 64GB and a 6GB / 64GB variant of the said phone, fans are holding on to buying the ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB / 32GB variant on Lazada (where it is currently sold exclusively), since they hope that ASUS might release the higher variants, too. They’re also wishing for them to sell the units on their physical stores, aside from Lazada. ASUS’s official Facebook page is currently the witness to these clamors.

The company has finally heard the fans’ wishes and in the ZenFone Philippines’ first-ever mobile gaming festival held today in SM North EDSA, in partnership with SM Cyberzone, they’ve announced that the larger variant would be made available in the country as well, and it will be available on physical stores, too, compared to the 3GB variant’s exclusive sale on Lazada.

Photo: Bryan Snow/AMG

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 that was announced sports the long-awaited 4GB memory and 64GB storage. Other than that, the camera also gets an upgrade, with 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera instead of 13MP + 5MP on the lower-end variant. Together with the powerful combination of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 5,000 mAh battery pack & 18:9 FHD+ display as well as pure Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Other than that, there isn’t any word out if ASUS also plans to bring the higher end, 6GB variant in the country.

Specifications and Features

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Model:ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specs
Display:6-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display; 18:9 aspect ratio (1080 x 2160 resolution), ~402 ppi, 77% screen to body ratio
CPU/SoC:Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core @ 1.8GHz
GPU:Adreno 509
RAM:3GB / 4GB / 6GB
ROM/Storage:32GB / 64GB (expandable via microSD, dedicated slot)
Rear Cameras:3GB: 13-megapixel main and 5-megapixel secondary with PDAF, LED flash
4GB/6GB: 16-megapixel main and 5-megapixel secondary with PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera:3GB/4GB: 8-megapixel LED flash
6GB: 16-megapixel with LED flash
Battery:5000mAh non-removable battery with 10W fast charging support
Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go (OTG)
3.5mm headphone jack
Network Bands:4G/LTE, 3G (HSDPA), 2G (GSM)
SIM Slot:Dual SIM
Sensors:Fingerprint sensor (rear), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor
OS/Software:Android Oreo 8.1
Dimensions & Weight:Size: 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)
Colors:Black, Gray
Protection / IP Rating:IP Rating: N/A
Other Features:NXP Smart Amplifier

Pricing and Availability

The ZenFone Max Pro 4GB + 64GB variant will be available for PhP13,995. It is now currently on pre-order starting June 30 until July 22, 2018, with an exclusive pre-order bundle of a JBL T450BT Headset and ZenFone Max Pro Clear Case all worth PhP3,698.00. You can head on to any ASUS stores for the pre-order.

Aside from that, it will be also available nationwide on ASUS Concept Stores, Kiosk and accredited retailers starting July 28.