Asus recently began rolling out Android Nougat OS updates for its smartphones under its ZenFone 3 series. The latest to join the line is the ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL. The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) is also receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update version for the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) is 14.01.1705 and for the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) its version 14.0210.1706.20.
The update for the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) was posted on Asus’ ZenTalk Forums, as reported by Android Police. In the release note, ‘update regulatory information’ is mentioned. The particular thread is however not accessible now and Asus must have taken it down. This could possibly be due to a mistake since the other variant of the ZenFone 3 Max with model number ZC553KL received Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Asus had bumped the Android OS version straight from 7.0 to 7.1 for the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) in May with update version 14.0200.1704.119.
Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) specifications
The Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.25GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of onboard storage along with a microSD card slot for further expansion. In the camera department, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone is fuelled by a 4,100mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE and VoLTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smartphones also features a rear fingerprint scanner. ALSO READ: GST effect: Asus ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Max get cheaper by up to Rs 3,000
As for the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M), the update is for the Wi-Fi variant only and brings many new features for the tablet. Some of these include the new Unicode 9.0 emoji for the ZenUI keyboard, a bundled notifications switch for multiple notifications. The update also has a new Launcher app menu for when the tablet is on Easy mode. The Android 7.0 Nougat update will also remove redundant app shortcuts like Audio Wizard, Splendid, and System Update from all apps menu. Some live wallpapers which aren’t compatible with Android Nougat will also be removed. ALSO READ: Asus ZenFone 4V tipped to launch on September 21 in Europe
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) specifications
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) features a 9.7-inch IPS display and is powered by a hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 processor. The tablet packs 4GB of RAM with storage options of 32GB and 64GB. For photography, the ZenPad 3S 10 is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet is fuelled by a 5,900mAh battery with support for quick charging. ALSO READ: Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE tablet with 2K display, 7,800mAh battery launched: Price, specifications and features