Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 finally gets Face Unlock with an OTA update: How to install

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a dual-camera setup at the back

Asus recently launched the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, a mid-range smartphone in India. All its competitors including the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7X come with Face Unlock feature. So, Asus has now finally introduced face unlock in their new mid-range smartphone with an OTA update.

The OTA update rolled out by Asus weighs in at around 1.3GB for our units. However, the FOTA update for end users will be only 125MB and will directly jump from version 247 to 252. The software update provided to us carried each version upgrade file from 247 to 252.

The software update not only brings Face Unlock but also brings a few other features. The update brings in a few bug fixes and improvements here and there. The major improvement is with the camera app where Asus has made optimisations to colour correction, HDR mode and low light photography. Users have also reported that the Fingerprint response time has been improved.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge finally gets Android 8.0 Oreo: Here’s how to install

How to download and install the new update

  • Tap on the System Update notification and tap on Download Now
  • If you have not received the notifications, you can head over to Settings > System > System updates to manually check for any available updates
  • Once you tap on Download Now, the update will start downloading
  • After the update is finished downloading, hit Install Now to begin the installation process. Your device will reboot in order to complete the installation process.

The latest version of ZenUI is 14.2016.1804.252 and it changes the ZenUI to ZenFone in the System Update screen. Also, the update brings the latest April 2018 Android security patch.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.


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