Earlier this year, Asus introduced its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India. The smartphone is still on Android Oreo (the version it launched with), but the company has now cleared the air as to when it will get the latest version of Android.
According to the rollout schedule announced by Asus, the Zenfone 5Z will be getting stable Android Pie update by the end of January next year. As is the case with all OTA rollouts, this one will also be seeded in a phased manner, so it may take some time for all Asus Zenfone 5Z units to receive the update.
Asus has not provided any details regarding the features we can expect the update to bring, except saying that the new version will bring contextual pop-up volume controls, as well as a new magnifier feature for easier copy-and-paste. However, the update should also bring standard Android Pie features like Digital Wellbeing, App actions, Slices, and more.
Talking about the smartphone, Asus Zenfone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage. It has a 6.2-inch FullHD+ notched display, with a resolution of 1080×2246 pixels and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
Watch: Asus Zenfone 5Z First Look
For imaging, Asus Zenfone 5Z features a dual-camera system at the back, comprised of a 12-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel lens. There’s also an 8-megapixel lens up front for selfies and video calls. Featuring stereo speakers, the smartphone has all modern connectivity options one would expect from a flagship mobile device. Backing up the whole package is a 3,300mAh battery with fast-charging support.