Asus ZenFone Max M2 Software Update | 16.2018.2009.71

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Asus ZenFone Max M2 (ZB632KL) has launched back in December 2018. It’s an entry-level budget device but quite powerful enough than any other smartphone in its price range. The device got a couple of software updates via FOTA with the Android security patch level. If you’re using this max M2 handset or plans to buy it, this guide is for you. Here in this article, we will share with you the list of recent Asus ZenFone Max M2 software update versions, download links, and changelogs.

We will also provide the full steps to install the firmware manually on your device. Then, we will also talk about the expected Android Q release date for this device. Check out the full article.

Zenfone Max M2 Specifications

The handset came with a 6.26-inches HD+ IPS Notch display with a resolution of 1520×720 pixels. It’s a 19:9 aspect ratio screen. Under the hood, the handset is powered by the Snapdragon 632 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It has the 3GB/4GB of LPDDR3X RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage options which are expandable up to 1TB via a MicroSD card. It packs a 4,000 mAh battery and came with Stock Android Oreo UI out-of-the-box. Currently, it’s running on Android 9.0 Pie.

Asus Zenfone Max M2 sports a 13MP (f/1.8) primary rear camera and a 2MP depth sensor with an LED flash and the front features an 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture lens. It has a 5-magnet loudspeaker, NXP SmartAmp, dual microphones, FM Radio, etc. The handset offers WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual 4G LTE Nano-SIM, Micro USB, etc. While the device packs rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, and Ambient light sensor.

Check for OTA Updates Manually

Asus always provides the firmware update via FOTA to the devices globally in incremental mode. Therefore it may take some time to roll out completely. If you’ve not received the OTA update yet, then you can check the software update manually from the device.

In order to check the OTA, Go to device Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If the ZenFone Max M2 Software Update is available then download and install normally. Your device will reboot automatically after the installation completes. We will recommend you to charge the device battery up to 50% and connect it to the Wi-Fi connection due to the larger file size.

Asus ZenFone Max M2 Software Update: Android Q Release Date

Asus ZenFone Max M2 Software Update Tracker

Software Version Release Date Changelog
16.2018.2009.71 2020/10/15
  1. Updated Android security patch (September 2020)
  2. Update APN
16.2018.2007.68 2020/06/16

– Updated Android security patch(2020-7)

17.2018.2004.31

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2020/05/27
  • Update to Android 10 (for developers)
  • Integrated photo and video preview interface
  • Improves quality when using the rear camera
17.2018.2002.29 2020/05/25
  • System Upgrade to Android 10
  • Unified preview interface for video and photo
  • Added CIF and QVGA format supported at Rear camera video quality
WW-16.2018.1908.48 2019/08/25
  • 2019-8 Google security patch updated
  • Import Long charging protection function
  • Improve charging efficiency
WW-16.2018.1906.47 (1.5GB) 2019/07/15
  • 2019-6 Google security patch updated
  • Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 9.0_201905
  • Update and optimize Android System
WW-16.2018.1905.44 (1.49GB) 2019/05/29
  • Update Android 9.0 Pie
  • Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 9.0_201903
  • 2019-5 Google security patch updated
WW-16.2018.1905.42 (1.49GB) 2019/05/21

This version did not include RU/JP SKU.

  • Update Android 9.0 Pie
  • Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 9.0_201903
  • 2019-5 Google security patch updated
IN-16.2018.1903.37 (1.49GB) 2019/04/12
  • Update Android 9.0 Pie
  • Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 9.0_201903
WW-15.2016.1902.159 (1.49GB) 2019/03/14
  • 2019-2 Google security patch updated
  • Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 8.1_201810
WW-15.2016.1901.156 (1.46GB) 2019/01/31
  • 2019-1 Google security patch updated
  • Camera support AI Scene Detection
  • Update and optimize Camera System
  • Update and optimize Android System
WW-15.2016.1812.145 (1.46GB) 2019/01/09
  • 2018-12 Google security patch updated
  • Fingerprint registration improve
  • Camera performance improve
  • Front Camera support EIS

Steps to Install Asus Zenfone Max M2 Software Update

If you want to download and install the firmware update file manually on your device, check out the full guide mentioned below.

Guide to Install Stock ROM on Asus Zenfone Max M2

We assume that you have successfully installed the firmware update file on your handset. Now, let’s talk about the expected Android Q release date for this device.

Android Q Release Date

New Story:

New Updated on July 26, 2020: Today Asus rolled July 2020 security patch for Asus ZenFone Max M2 with version 17.2018.2004.31.

Updated on May 27, 2020: Today Asus rolled it’s second Android 10 beta build with version 17.2018.2004.31 globally. The update bumps the software version from 17.2018.2002.29 to 17.2018.2004.31.

Update on April 23, 2020: Finally, Asus has started pushing out the latest Android 10 beta update for its Zenfone Max M2 model. Last month, the company has released the March 2020 security patch update, and that time it was expected that the Android 10 program will take a much longer time. But the Asus ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 Beta is live (AOSP) for ZB632KL/ZB633KL models.

The mentioned firmware update bumps up a software version 17.2018.2002.29 (global) and live for Indian, Russian, global variants. It brings Android 10 native features, and unified preview interface for video and photo, and adds CIF & QVGA format supported at Rear camera video quality. All the interested beta-testing users can download the developer image file here and install it. You can check out the update changelog below:

【Release Note】
– System Upgrade to Android 10
– Unified preview interface for video and photo
– Added CIF and QVGA format supported at Rear camera video quality

Update on February 1, 2020: Asus brought in the Max M2 smartphone back in December 2018. The device packs in decent mid-range specs like Snapdragon 632 processor with 3/4 GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery, a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display, offers 32/64 GB of onboard storage. In the camera department, you get a dual-camera setup with a 13 MP primary shooter and in the front, it houses an 8MP selfie camera. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. However, the device’s Android 10 update dream seems to be a distant dream as Asus does not seem to be in a mood to bring Android 10 OS to the ZenFone Max M2.

According to new development, an Asus France employee Olivier VONGXAY has responded to a tweet where he was asked whether Asus ZenFone Max M2 will be getting an Android 10 update or not. In response, Olivier stated:

“We still haven’t got any confirmed planning for Zenfone Max M2. at the moment. Let’s wait and see ! In any case, if I get some more news, I will publish here ! Stay tuned !”

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In fact, he also made it clear that there could be some changes in the future hinting that all hopes of getting an Android 10 update on the Asus ZenFone Max M2 are still not dead. Notably, the device came with Android Oreo out of the box and has till now received one major Android OS update in the form of Android 9 Pie, meaning that Android 10 update seems unlikely for the device.

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has already started receiving a new Android 10 beta update, which is not meant for every user of the device. However, since we cannot confirm the source of this information, all info about the Android 10 update for ZenFone Max M2 should be taken with a pinch of salt. In fact, we will keep you posted once we have more information in this regard.

Update on March 25, 2020: As the Asus Zenfone Max M2 users are eagerly waiting for the official Android 10 update, you may have to wait for a while. According to the recent response from Asus official community, the Android 10 update for Zenfone Max M2 (ZB633KL) is under evaluation and all the latest news will be announced officially. As there is no beta testing available yet, it’s quite expected that it will take a few months or so.

Updated on February 20, 2020: According to new development, Asus France employee Olivier VONGXAY has responded to a tweet where he was asked whether Asus ZenFone Max M2 will be getting an Android 10 update or not. In response, Olivier stated:

“We still haven’t got any confirmed planning for Zenfone Max M2. at the moment. Let’s wait and see ! In any case, if I get some more news, I will publish here ! Stay tuned !”

In fact, he also made it clear that there could be some changes in the future hinting that all hopes of getting an Android 10 update on the Asus ZenFone Max M2 are still not dead. Notably, the device came with Android Oreo out of the box and has till now received one major Android OS update in the form of Android 9 Pie, meaning that Android 10 update seems unlikely for the device.

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has already started receiving a new Android 10 beta update, which is not meant for every user of the device. However, since we cannot confirm the source of this information, all info about the Android 10 update for ZenFone Max M2 should be taken with a pinch of salt. In fact, we will keep you posted once we have more information in this regard.