Its official now: the Asus ZenFone Max M2, the poorer twin of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, is also going to receive the upgrade to the Android Pie operating system soon.
The phone has appeared with its model number Asus_X01AD on the benchmarking site Geekbench. Asus Zenfone Max M2 is also known by the model numbers ZB632KL and ZB633KL as well. It will take a few days more for the users of the device to receive the update over the air (OTA).
Asus Zenfone Max M2: One of the Latest Launches
Asus had released two phones, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 and Max Pro M2 in December 2018 with the previous version of the OS, the Android Oreo 8.1. Both phones sport an identical 6.26 inch display that has a screen to body ratio that is close to 81% (aspect ratio 19:9). It’s an IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels.
In the case of the Asus ZenFone Max M2, the main processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, accompanied by 3 GB and 4 GB RAM in two variants. The corresponding onboard storage are 32 GB and 64 GB respectively. Interestingly, the 3 GB variant of the Asus ZenFone Max M2 is the device appearing on the Geekbench today.
It is possible the manufacturers deliberately sent the lower ranked model to Geekbench with the intention that the score for the variant with the higher specs will only be better than this. Asus has done the same thing with the Max Pro M2 model as well. There, out of the 2 variants, 4 GB and 6 GB, the 4 GB variant was found on the benchmarking platform. For the record, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 has registered scores of 1231 and 4678 on single core and multi core respectively.
Other Phones May Follow
When it comes to upgrading the operating system on their devices, phone manufacturers follow a reverse listing giving priority to the phones launched the latest and then going backward. Now the Asus has indicated that the phones launched in December 2018 have been taken up for upgrading, the other important models released by the company will be included next.
Asus ZenFone 5 series phones and Max series, apart from the gaming ROG phone, will be getting their OS ungraded to Android Pie in the coming months.