Perhaps the biggest (and most obvious) advantage of getting an Android One-certified device is the vanilla software experience, which also means that you get updates faster. Unfortunately, that s not the case with smartphones running custom UI overlays atop Android, with things being even worse for entry-level and mid-range smartphones. Therefore, it s always good to see old smartphones getting updates, the case in point being Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie. Also Read - Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 gets third Android 10 beta releaseAlso Read - Oppo F15 not on discount; available at launch price of Rs 19,990
The Taiwanese technology major is now seeding Android 8.1 Oreo update to its selfie-centric smartphone, which launched in India a little over a year ago. The update also brings ZenUI 5.0, the new version of Asus custom UI overlay. Granted, it s the not the latest and greatest Android Pie that we re talking about, but it s something. Also Read - Itel Vision 1 First impressions: Waterdrop notch, big battery at a budget
An official announcement on Asus forums mentions that two versions of Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL and ZB553KL are getting the update, which bears software version 15.0400.1809.405. The rollout is a phased one, so as always, it ll take a while before it reaches all smartphones available out there.
Talking about the smartphone, the Zenfone 4 Selfie is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There s also a dedicated expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB.
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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie sports a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. There s a 16-megapixel rear camera, as well as two front-facing shooters one 20-megapixel and one 8-megapixel. Given the Selfie in the smartphone s name, that s not exactly a surprise.
Backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the Zenfone 4 Selfie has all regular connectivity options that one would expect.