Asus Zenfone Max M2 update brings EIS to the front camera, Max Pro M2 gets an update too

Asus Zenfone Max M2 update brings EIS to the front camera, Max Pro M2 gets an update too

We began hearing about the ASUS Zenfone Max M2 and the Zenfone Max Pro M2 during the second half of last year. Technical details of the device were leaked in November, so we’ve known what hardware specs these two devices were going to carry for a while. It was only a couple of days later that we got our first look at a press render of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 as well, so most of this device was known before it was officially launched in India last month. With more people getting their hands on the phone now, the company has let us know that two OTA updates are rolling out to both the ASUS Zenfone Max M2 and the Zenfone Max Pro M2.

Zenfone Max M2 XDA Forum Zenfone Max Pro M2 XDA Forum

So far, there have been mixed feelings about these two phones as the specs and price are impressive, but then the company ended up releasing the kernel source code for them that was encrypted. It’s required for an Android OEM to release the kernel source for their devices but releasing an encrypted file without proper means of decryption is pointless. This still ends up with ASUS violating the GPL and it’s not a good sign for the enthusiast community that was starting to swell around these two devices.

For those how have already paid though, you may be excited to hear that some OTA updates are coming that bring some interesting features and changes.

ZenFone Max M2 15.2016.1812.145 Changelog:

  • Upgrade google security patches for December 2018
  • Improve Fingerprint registration
  • Optimize Camera performance
  • Enable Front Camera – EIS

ZenFone Max Pro M2 15.2016.1812.179 Changelog:

  • Upgrade google security patches for December 2018
  • Optimize Camera Interface
  • Upgrade Touch Screen FW
  • Optimize text translation
  • Enhance noise reduction on FM Radio

We’re told that in typical OTA update fashion, these updates will be gradually rolled out in separate batches. So if you haven’t received the update yet, be patient as you may be included in the next batch of notifications that go out.

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