Not even Android 10 update may enable Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 carrier aggregation, forum mod response suggests
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 came out over two years ago with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box while the wait for Android 10 is still on.
The Snapdragon 636 powered device is still quite capable of competing with many Android devices in the same segment.
However, the OEM has been unable to provide proper software support for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 as users are still rooting for an official Android 10 stable update.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 beta 4 update was released with several bug fixes back in September but users are concerned about something else now.
As per a recent user report on the ZenTalk Community, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 does not have the carrier aggregation support enabled for the time being.
Carrier aggregation is used to maximize the data rate by assigning multiple frequency to a single user or device in this case.
While the Snapdragon 636 does support carrier aggregation, a ZenTalk moderator has stated that it cannot be enabled on the device in question due to hardware limitations.
This further indicates that the Android 10 update might also not enable the carrier aggregation support on the ZenFone Max Pro M1.
This is still based on our speculation as no major details have been provided on the matter and the Android 10 update is still in the pipeline.
Nevertheless, the moderator’s comment still suggests that carrier aggregation might not get enabled on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 even after the OS update.
This is a tad disappointing for users of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 who have been waiting for the said OS update since a very long time.
Android 11 is already out for a bunch of devices and while the device in question is still in line for Android 10, the Android 11 update is unofficially available for it. More on that here.
That said, we will keep tracking the development of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and will provide details when more information becomes available.
In the meantime, you can check out our Asus Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.
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