Asus ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 update seems distant as device gets Pie-based May security patch

Asus started testing Android 10 on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 in late January 2020. To date, the two devices are yet to receive the stable version of the OS.

Sure, Asus recently claimed the latest ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update is actually the stable version, but many are still not entirely convinced. If anything, this could be the final beta update ahead of the stable rollout.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

Going by the duration Asus is taking to work on the stable Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and M2, it would be wise not to expect a stable ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 update anytime soon.

The device only picked up the first beta update to Android 10 late last month. If anything, we expect the testing phase to last in the regions of eight weeks, which explains the incoming Android Pie-based May security patch.


Arriving as version 16.2018.2005.64, the new update is available for model number ZB633KL on the WW SKU. Below is a summary of the changes attached to the update.

1. 2020-5 Google security patch updated
2. Modify minimum volume of notification ringtone
3. Fix Line no voice issue.

The fact that this isn’t the much anticipated ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 update shouldn’t stop you from downloading and installing this firmware. As you can see, it brings more than just a mere security patch.

As for when Android 10 can be expected, well, it’s anyone’s guess, but our bet is before the end of Q2 2020. We will let you know about it.

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