Asus Zenfone 3 starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

The Android 8.0 Oreo update would take around a week to reach all the Zenfone 3 units.

  • Published: January 30, 2018 11:54 AM IST
Asus Zenfone 3-2

Asus has recently released the Android 8.0 update for Zenfone 4 ZE554KL, and now the company has rolled out the Oreo update for Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), and Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) smartphones. Both the Asus ZenFone 3 smartphone variants run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box. Asus, however, rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update a few months back to the smartphones.

The Oreo update will bring Swipe up to All apps gesture, which is similar to what we have seen in the Oreo default app launcher. The system update offers a friendlier UI design of the Settings menu, the company says. The update will be 1.5GB in size and once updated, the phone will have the latest security patch, dated December 1, 2017. Asus has also removed some relatively unpopular apps such as Minimove, Photocollage and Do It Later.

The users will get to experience these Android Oreo features including the popular ones include Picture-in-Picture mode, which allows you to watch a video and use another app at the same time. Android Oreo will also bring access to features such as Notification Dots, Notification Channels, Android Instant Apps, and Autofill for passwords.

Asus ZenFone 3 specifications

Both smartphones feature Full-HD displays – the ZE552KL comes with a 5.5-inch screen, whereas the ZE520KL comes with a 5.2-inch screen. Both the smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC and feature 32GB of internal storage. The larger ZenFone 3 ZE552KL model comes with 4GB RAM, whereas the ZenFone 3 ZE520KL model features 3GB RAM.

Both the smartphones sport 16-megapixel rear cameras with flash and 8-megapixel selfie cameras with PixelMaster 3.0 technology. The larger ZenFone 3 model comes with a 3,000mAh battery while the smaller variant comes with 2,650mAh battery.

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  • Published Date: January 30, 2018 11:54 AM IST