TechDroider: Zenfone-5Z

Asus Zenfone 5z Gets New OTA Update

The Asus Zenfone 5z is now getting the Latest Software update with Improvements and Fixes. The update also features not so latest May, 2019 Security Patches.

Asus has also fixed and improved the Sound Quality of the Zenfone 5z.

Things to expect in the update –
  • Upgrade google security patches for May, 2019
  • Improve sound quality
  • Update and optimize System
Have you received your OTA? The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time for your 5z to get it. 

Asus Zenfone 5Z gets Android 9.0 Pie by the end of January 2019

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Asus today announced that the Zenfone 5Z will be getting Official Android 9.0 Pie by the end of January 2019.

Yes, we're talking about the Flagship Asus Zenfone 5Z which was announced to compete against the OnePlus 6.

Nokia, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei and Motorola are already on their way to push the latest Pie for most of the devices before 2019 and Asus is still working to get the latest OS on their flagship level phone.

Thoughts?


Asus Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 announced with iPhone X-Like notch

Asus at MWC 2018 announced the brand new Asus Zenfone 5 family which includes the Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL), Zenfone 5 Lite, and Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) with decent specifications and trending iPhone X-like notch.

Zenfone 5Z being the flagship smartphone has a 6.2" Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with iPhone X-ish notch. Asus says that it has 90% screen-to-body ratio. Rest of the specifications include a Snapdragon 845, 4/6/8GB RAM, 64/128/256GB of Internal storage which can be expended upto 2TB.
On the Camera side we have a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for OIS, Sony IMX363 sensor and 0.03s Dual-pixel PDAF, 8-megapixel secondary rear shooter with 120-degree wide-angle lens for portrait shots. You also get 8MP front shooter. Finally it runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0, has 3300mAh battery with fast charging, and USB Type C.

Next we have the Zenfone 5 with Snapdragon 636 SoC, rest of the specifications and design are same as the Zenfone 5Z. So basically, a Zenfone 5Z with SD636. Great!

Last we have the Zenfone 5 Lite with 6-inch Full HD+ display. It is powered by Snapdragon 630/430 Processor paired with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB of storage. On the Camera side it has a 16MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 0.03-second PDAF, LED flash along with a secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera. You also get a 20-megapixel front-facing shooter with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.0 aperture. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Oreo update planned for Q3 2018. Battery is same as the rest of the family.

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver starting at 479 Euros, Zenfone 5 Lite in Midnight Black, Rouge Red, and Moonlight White. All of these smartphones would start rolling out from March-April. Thoughts?

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