Earlier this week, Asus launched the flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India as a Flipkart exclusive. The base variant with 64GB storage starts at Rs 29,999, whereas the top-end variant will set you back by Rs 36,999. Asus and Flipkart have also partnered ICICI Bank to offer Rs 3,000 discount when you buy the Zenfone 5Z, which brings down the effective price to Rs 26,999 for the base variant. Now, just days after launched, Asus has started rolling out an update to improve its performance.
The update is about 56MB in size, and it is available to download over the air (OTA). It brings Google security patch level to June 2018. The update also brings improvements to camera performance, notification LED, NFC, and secure album. Asus is also promising enhanced video call quality, better focus speed during video recording, improved power management and fixes screen flicker issue while starting and stopping the video recording. Besides, the update also brings stability and performance improvements.
Watch: Asus Zenfone 5Z first look
Asus Zenfone 5Z specifications and features
The smartphone flaunts a 6.2-inch full HD+ edge-to-edge notched screen with 1080×2246 pixel resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Under the hood runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.8GHz, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. You also get a hybrid slot that lets you use two SIM cards or one SIM and one microSD card for expandable storage.
In the photography department, you get dual-rear cameras – a 12-megapixel primary sensor with large 1.4-micron pixels, and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor that allows 120-degree wide-angle shooting and portrait mode shots. Asus has also added AI-chops where the camera is capable of scene detection to automatically tune the photos you capture. Up front, you get an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Armed with a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging, the Zenfone 5Z runs Android Oreo-based ZenUI. For biometric authentication, the smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back, and face unlock feature as well. In terms of connectivity, you get Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE, dual SIM card slots, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and USB Type-C port.