ZenFone 5Z FOTA update in India, camera, WiFi stability, Bug fixes

Asus has recently made an FOTA (firmware over-the-air) update to its latest flagship smartphone Asus ZenFone 5Z. This ZenFone 5Z FOTA update provides improvements on camera front and Wi-Fi stability.

Furthermore, it improves overall system performance by fixing bugs and enhancing the protection of personal information. Asus ZenFone 5Z got released in India on July 9th 2018 and was exclusively available for sale at Flipkart.

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 priced at Rs. 32,999, and the top-line variant with 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage, priced at Rs. 36,999. Moreover, it is offered in Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue color options. Currently, Asus ZenFone 5Z is available for purchase at Flipkart for its 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage, 6 GB RAM/64 GB storage, and 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage variants.

Asus ZenFone 5Z price in India and sale on Flipkart on 9th July 2018

Asus ZenFone 5Z got its first major FOTA update last month just after its release in the Indian market. This first FOTA update made improvements in Camera, OS and provides major Android Security Patch update for June.

The latest FOTA update made significant improvements on the camera front as seen in the changelog. Those new features include RAW file support enabled for the camera, enabling Panorama feature, EIS On/Off button, Real-time filters support, and enabling the flash feature in Pro mode.

Moreover, there are further improvements on camera stability, auto exposure, HDR functionality, autofocus functionality, slow-motion quality and file size supporting 720p, boosting audio quality in the video to 192 Kbps bitrate and video quality.

Asus has started rolling out this FOTA update on 31st July 2018 and it will take few days for Asus ZenFone 5Z users to receive it seamlessly and automatically. Meanwhile, the device users can check at their end about this firmware update by going into Settings > System > System updates.

Asus ZenFone 5Z Specifications and Features:

Asus ZenFone 5Z comes with 6.2-inch Full HD+ all-screen display with LED backlight. It has a 19:9 aspect ratio and 90 % screen-to-body ratio catering to an immersive experience for users. The display features include AI-driven Auto color temperature, smart screen, apps/video scaling, and hide notch.

The 2.5D Corning Glass3 protects the display screen. It offers a screen resolution of 2246×1080 pixels and its body durability is possible by Aerospace-grade aluminum body zircon-finish.

On the camera front, it features a 12 MP Sony IMX363 flagship sensor primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and excels by providing dual-pixel PDAF (phase-detection autofocus), OIS and EIS capabilities. Furthermore, the primary rear camera offers RGB color correction sensor, 4K/UHD video recording, and night HDR mode.

On the other hand, the secondary 8 MP rear camera with 120 degree wide-angle comes with LED flash. The AI-driven dual rear camera setup has inbuilt photo learning and adjustment capabilities to deliver amazing photos.

Asus ZenFone 5Z equips an 8 MP front (selfie) camera with f/2.0 aperture and EIS support. It makes use of 365 facial points for real-time beautification and face unlock features. Furthermore, the AI cameras have scene detection feature and can detect 16 scenes such as people, food, sunset, sky, dog, flower, snow, among others. Asus ZenFone 5Z runs on Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system with the ZenUI 5.0 platform (user interface).

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AI chipset with octa-core processor and processing speed up to 2.8 GHz drives Asus ZenFone 5Z. 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 equips an internal memory size of 64 GB/128GB/256 GB, further expandable upto 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 one of its kind performance in graphics and gameplay.

Asus ZenFone 5Z features dual SIM slot that accepts nano SIM type. A 3300 mAh high-capacity battery with QuickCharge 3.0 (for fast charging) powers the handset. The charged battery provides an estimated 13.5 hrs of HD video playback, 14 hrs of Wi-Fi browsing. 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 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2×2 MIMO), Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (with Google Pay support) and Bluetooth 5.0. Regarding connectivity support, it supports USB Type-C (based on USB 2.0) and 3.5 mm audio jack.

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 excels in fingerprint unlocking by unlocking 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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