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.
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.
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.