Asus India has officially confirmed that its popular handset, the ZenFone Max Pro M2, will be launched in India on December 11th. This means that the phone will be launched simultaneously in India and Indonesia, as reported earlier. The upcoming smartphone is a successor to the ZenFone Max Pro M1, which proved to be a surprise hit for Asus. The Taiwanese company confirmed the news about the launch via Twitter this Friday.

Asus also announced that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be exclusive to Flipkart. Press renders and specification leaks of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 have been around since it was first reported.

In the tweet shared by the company, Asus is calling the upcoming device ‘the unrivalled champion of mid-range’ and said it will feature the ‘most durable screen in the segment - Corning Gorilla Glass 6’.

According to James Hollis, Division Vice President at Corning Gorilla Glass, gorilla glass is the company’s ‘toughest innovation yet’ and has been designed to survive drops from one metre on rough surfaces up to 15 times. Apparently this will also make the ZenFone Max Pro M2 the most durable smartphone in its segment, Asus claims.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications

As mentioned earlier, there have been numerous leaks surrounding the new phone. One such report by NDTV Gadgets citing as a source posted detailed specifications of the upcoming smartphone as well as another rumoured phone, the Asus ZenFone Max M2. The website has also published press renders of both phones.

According to the report, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset, an upgrade on Snapdragon 636 featured in the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The phone has been tipped to pack 6-inch full-HD display, with RAM tipped to start at 4GB in the most affordable variants, likely going up to 6GB, and perhaps an 8GB variant in the works as well.

However, it’s best to wait for confirmation from Asus about details as the launch nears the December 2018 date.