ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL and ZenFone 5 ZE620KL officially launch in Malaysia for affordable RM699 and RM1299


ASUS Malaysia have officially launched their ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB 602KL smartphone for a value busting RM699 along side their new midrange ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL for an also very affordable RM1299. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB RAM + 32GB storage will be available for only RM599 during the flash sales which will be happening on the 1, 5, 12, 19 and 26 June on Lazada. From July onwards, the 3GB + 32GB storage variant will be priced at RM649 instead. The 4GB + 64GB variant however, will be available for pre-order on Lazada as well for RM799.

Despite going for an entry-level price of RM699, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL packs in a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 5.99-inch fullview fullHD+ display, stock Android 8.1 UI and massive 5000 mAh battery, which ASUS hopes will offer #limitlessgaming or at least longer lasting and better quality gaming than your average value-busting device. Another 2 versions are expected to arrive later on featuring 4GB RAM + 64GB storage going for RM849 and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage priced at RM999. It is best to note that the 3GB + 32GB version will have a 13MP + 5MP rear camera and a 8MP front facing selfie camera while the 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB variant will house a 16MP + 5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera.


The ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL on the other hand is the company's latest midranger in the ZenFone 5 series. Utilizing the same midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor but with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL looks like the more traditional ZenFone with its shiny Zen concentric circle backside and new ZenUI 5.0 over Android 8.0. Featuring a 12MP dual pixel + 8MP wide angle dual rear camera, this is ASUS's new cameraphone with AI or Artificial Intelligence driven functions. There will be one more version of the device which would be called the ASUS ZenFone 5Z which will be come with a 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Here are the tech specs and hands-on pictures for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL and the ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL:

  • ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL - RM699
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage (expandable memory available up to 2TB)
  • Measures 159 x 76 x 8.61 mm, weighs 180g
  • 5.99-inch Full View display (Full HD+, 1080 x 2440 pixel resolution)
  • 13MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 5MP dual rear camera, 8MP front camera (softlight LED)
  • Features Fingerprint Scanner + Face Unlock, dedicated 2x SIM + 1x microSD slot, Fast Charging, 4K video recording, microUSB 2.0, NXP smart amplifier
  • Supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5000mAh battery


5.99-inch fullview display with full HD+ resolution makes it great for gaming and movie watching


Matte metal back with rear fingerprint sensor and 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera hump


Metal body, metal buttons


MicroUSB port, plus the 3.5mm audio jack


Dedicated triple slot with a slot for dual SIMs and a microSD

  • ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL - RM1299
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with A.I. capabilities
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage + up to 2TB microSD
  • Measures 153 x 75.6 x 7.85mm, weighs 155g
  • 6.2-inch Fullview FHD+ display (19:9 aspect ratio, 2246 x 1080 pixel resolution)
  • 12MP (Sony IMX363 sensor, 4K video recording, slow motion, super-resolution, time-lapse) + 8MP (120-degree wideangle) dual rear camera | 8MP front camera (f/2.0, 84-degree wide angle)
  • Features Face and Fingerprint unlock, Hi-Res Audio, USB Type C port, A2DP / aptX
  • Supports 4G LTE (for both SIM slots), 802.11ac WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3300 mAh battery
  • ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo (upgradable to Android P in the future)


Almost all screen except for the notch


Shiny Zen concentric circles


USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack


Rounded metal frame with metal buttons


Looks like a Hybrid Dual SIM Slot