Asus started to roll out the Android Pie update for the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) last month, however its availability was limited to Indian units bearing model number ZB601KL. Now, the Taiwanese firm is expanding the availability to all units sporting the ZB602KL model number.
The new version of the software carries the 16.2010.1905.053 and weighs in at 1.5GB in size. It includes the May 2019 Android Security Patch and addresses some issues related to HD graphics option in the PUBG mobile game. Last, but no least, it includes a bugfix for the call waiting issue reported by some users.
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Since this update is being rolled out gradually it may take several days to reach all the smartphones with the model number. if you can’t wait for the update prompt to show up on your smartphone, you can try downloading the update manually by heading to the Settings > System > System updates menu.
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) was released back in May 2018 to compete with the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. A few time later the Taiwanese firm launched it globally. It features a 5.99-inch notchless LCD display with 2160×1080 pixels of resolution and a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. It features the Snapdragon 636 chipset and comes paired with either 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of Internal expandable storage. The camera department is composed of a rear dual setup with 13MP+5MP. The selfie snapper has 8MP, but the 6GB RAM version does include a 16MP shooter. The start of this handset is undoubtedly the 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging.
While the handset is undoubtedly behind when compared to today’s standards, it still rocks for the midrange segment and the Android 9 Pie update is more than deserved.