Asus Zenfone 5Z to receive Android 9 Pie update early next year



Asus has announced that it will roll out the Android 9 Pie update for its Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India in January 2019. The new update will bring a slew of Android Pie-based features to the device like Adaptive Battery, app actions, improved security features, slices, Digital Wellbeing and more. The update is slated to roll out for the Zenfone 5Z by the end of January 2019 and it will be made available for the phone via an OTA update. One will be able to check for the update manually but once the update is available for the handset, users will be notified of it automatically as well. Asus notes that the device will reboot twice during the update. It’s important that one does not use the phone while it’s updating because there’s a chance it can end up getting bricked. 

The Asus Zenfone 5Z was launched in India back in July this year. Its 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model is priced at Rs 29,999, while the 6GB RAM model with 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 32,999. The 8GB RAM version with 256GB is priced at Rs 36,999. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and sports a  6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD screen with a 19:9 display aspect ratio. The phone was launched running on Android 8.0, features Face Unlock and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. It is backed by a 3300mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0.

In terms of optics, the smartphone is equipped with a 12MP + 8MP dual-rear cameras with a f/1.8 and a f/2.2 aperture lens respectively. The company says that the AI-based features on the device come into play while capturing an image. The camera is said to be capable of detecting between 16 different scenes and subjects. The device also comes with an ‘AI Gallery’ feature, which is said to display an image with different filters and it also group photos automatically. On the front, it sports an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens and 84-degree field of view. Both the front and rear cameras support EIS as well. 

You can read our review of the Asus Zenfone 5Z here. 

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