Asus ZenFone 5Z FOTA update in India, camera, OS, security patch

Asus has recently made an Firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update to its latest flagship smartphone Asus ZenFone 5Z. This Asus ZenFone 5Z FOTA update may take some days to reach all its device users in India. By checking into Settings > System > System updates, users can get to know if new firmware is available for automatic download. There is also an option to manually update the firmware by following instructions at this Asus’s page.

Asus announced about this FOTA update with software version: 80.11.37.79 at its ZenTalk forum webpage and informed that there will be improvements on the camera front (enhanced camera stability), system stability (including OS) along with Android security patch update for June. According to a report on NDTV, this latest update aims to make improvements in notification LED, NFC, quality of video calls, and also resolves the screen flicker problem that used to trigger after starting or stopping a video recording.

Asus ZenFone 5Z has been recently launched in India and went on sale at Flipkart yesterday (9th July 2018, midnight onwards). Asus ZenFone 5Z is offered in three variants: 6 GB RAM/64 GB storage, priced at Rs. 29,999; 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage and its price is set at Rs. 32,999, and the top-line variant with 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage, and its price is Rs. 36,999. It will be available in Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue color options. Read more on the launch and special offers at our site here.

Asus ZenFone 5Z is the first smartphone in India to fully utilize all the capabilities of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile octa-core processor with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE). The front-line variant is equipped with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB UFS 2.1 of internal storage. Another key highlight is featuring 12 MP + 8 MP wide-angle vertically-mounted dual rear camera with LED flash.

Asus ZenFone 5Z Specifications and Features:

Asus ZenFone 5Z comes with 6.2-inch Full HD+ All-Screen display with liquid crystal (LED backlight) and 19:9 aspect ratio for 90 % screen-to-body ratio. The display features include AI-driven Auto color temperature, smart screen, and hide notch. The screen protection is provided by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It offers a screen resolution of 2246×1080 pixels and its body durability is realized by Aerospace-grade aluminum body zircon finish.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FOTA update in India On the camera front, it features a 12 MP Sony IMX363 flagship sensor rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and excels by providing dual-pixel PDAF (phase-detection autofocus), OIS and EIS capabilities, RGB color correction sensor, 4K/UHD video recording and night HDR mode. The secondary 8 MP rear camera with 120 degree wide-angle comes with LED flash. Its AI-driven dual rear camera setup has inbuilt photo learning and adjustment capabilities to deliver top-notch photos.

Asus ZenFone 5Z is also equipped with 8 MP front (selfie) camera with f/2.0 aperture and EIS support. It is equipped with 365 facial points for real-time beautification and face unlock features. Furthermore, the cameras with their AI capability have scene detection feature and can detect 16 scenes: people, food, sunset, among others. Asus ZenFone 5Z runs on Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system with the ZenUI 5.0 platform (user interface).

Asus ZenFone 5Z is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AI chipset with octa-core processor that has a processing speed up to 2.8 GHz. The Snapdragon 845 SoC is built with 10 nm (nanometers) CPU fabrication technology. While Asus ZenFone 5Z supports RAM size of 6 GB/8GB (Fast LPDDR4X RAM), it is equipped with an internal memory size of 64 GB/128GB/256 GB, further expandable up to 2 TB via micro-SD card. With Snapdragon 845 fast LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.1 storage and a scintillating fast Adreno 630 GPU, Asus ZenFone 5Z offers unparalleled performance in video graphics and gameplay.

Asus ZenFone 5Z features dual SIM slot that accepts nano SIM type. It is powered by a 3300 mAh high-capacity battery with QuickCharge 3.0 for fast charging. The charged battery provides an estimated 13.5 hrs of HD video playback. Regarding cellular technologies, Asus ZenFone 5Z offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with dual VoLTE support (works with major mobile networks in India).

Asus ZenFone 5Z support Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2×2 MIMO), Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (with Google Pay support) and Bluetooth 5.0. Regarding connectivity support, USB Type-C (based on USB 2.0) and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided.

On the audio front, built-in dual 5-magnet speakers with dual smart amplifiers, high-resolution DTS Headphone, AudioWizard and ZenEar Pro high resolution headset inbox are available. On sensors front, it includes GPS (including GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo support), accelerometer, compass, ambient light, hall sensor, proximity, gyroscope, RGB sensor, and fingerprint sensor (mounted at the rear side). Asus ZenFone 5Z fingerprint unlock feature can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds. Asus ZenFone 5Z dimensions include 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm and weigh 165 g.

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