After the recent ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 preview, it was also revealed that it would be coming to Malaysia on 31 May 2018 along with the ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL). Both will be launched in Malaysia on the same date with both being made available at the same time.
No exact Malaysia pricing yet but we expect the ZenFone Max Pro M1 to be below RM800 while the ZenFone 5 will probably go for below RM1.5K despite both using the same midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. Thanks to the 5000 mAh battery on the ZenFone Max Pro M1, this would mean you'd get a capable gaming smartphone for well below RM1000.
The ZenFone 5 on the other hand is expected to offer better camera features which include a 12MP (Sony IMX363 sensor, 4K video recording, slow motion, super-resolution, time-lapse) + 8MP (120-degree wide angle) dual rear camera. This should result in clearer pictures in the dark due to the better stabilization.
In related news, the Snapdragon 845 powered ASUS ZenFone 5z could be coming to Malaysia sometime in June while the rumoured Republic of Gamers or ROG gaming smartphone is expected to get launched at Computex. No worries, we'll be there to confirm it, so stay tuned to TechNave.com but our sources go on to say that this ROG gaming smartphone could well be coming to Malaysia as well.