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The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 receives its first taste of Android 10, its second major OS upgrade

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was released in early 2018 and is now getting its first taste of Android 10. Android 10 is the second major OS upgrade the phone will get, which is impressive for a phone that had an MSRP of just US$200. Getting it ahead of a number of flagships is icing on the cake.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was released back in April 2018, and we were big fans of it then, due to its massive battery, capable SoC, and attractive price tag. The phone was launched on Android Oreo but received the Pie update a year later, and is now getting its first taste of Android 10.

Asus is now rolling out the Android 10 beta to the Zenfone Max Pro M1. It comes with the version number 17.2017.1911.407 and weighs in at 1.6 GB. Expect all the standard Android 10 features. Users who want to install it will have to download the OTA zip, linked at the sources section below.

It's important to note that this isn't a stable, final version of the update. It's a public beta, which means that it likely still has a few bugs that will have been sorted out by the time the stable version is released. We're not sure when that'll be but, considering how Asus handles the updates of the Zenfone 5z and Zenfone 6, we expect the stable update to be out next month.

It's impressive that Asus is providing two major updates to a phone that cost just US$200 at launch. Doing it so soon is even more impressive. Huawei, for example, is yet to roll out Android 10 to the P20 Pro, a phone that was launched around the same period as the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and, more importantly, cost four times as much.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-02- 2 (Update: 2020-02- 3)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.