Asus has started rolling out FOTA update to all Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphones in India. The over-the-air update is “built to deliver excellence”, says Asus in a press statement. The Asus Zenfone 5Z Firmware version 188.8.131.52 brings Google’s Android security patch to April, 2019. Additionally, users will experience improved sound quality and start-up speed on their phone after the update.
The Taiwanese company recently released the latest Android 9 Pie update for the Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphones in India, after home market. With Android Pie, Asus brought several improvements, coupled with a few standard Android Pie features. With the update, users will had relieved contextual AI-driven pop-up volume bar, a Magnifier that made the copy-and-pasting text much easier, and more. The update also improved the overall performance of the smartphone.
The smartphone was originally introduced at MWC 2018 running Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box. The company has launched this flagship smartphone in 2018, in order to take on the OnePlus 6 in the mid-premium segment.
Asus launched the flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India as a Flipkart exclusive in first week of July, 2018. The base variant with 64GB storage was initially priced at Rs 29,999, whereas the top-end variant had retailed for Rs 36,999. However, after the price cut, the base model is now available for Rs 24,999, whereas the top-end model with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM is now available for Rs 31,999.
Asus Zenfone 5Z specifications, features
To recall, the Asus Zenfone 5Z packs a 6.2-inch Super IPS+ display along with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The panel operates at 1080×2246 pixels resolution. At its core is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The SoC is aided by up to 8GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU.
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On the imaging front, the handset offers a dual rear camera setup, comprising of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 OmniVision 8856 sensor with fixed focus and a wide-angle lens. For shooting selfies, the device features an 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor.