Monday, July 9, 2018

Asus ZenFone 5Z now getting update with improved camera performance, June security patches, and more

ASUS ZenFone 5Z

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is Asus' current flagship smartphone. It was announced at Mobile World Congress, and it went on sale in a few markets last month. Last week, the company launched the phone in India starting at a competitive price tag of ₹29,999 ($436) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version. Now, the phone is getting its first major FOTA software update.

The software update for the ZenFone 5Z has a software version 80.11.37.79 and is currently available as an OTA update. Gadgets 360 received the complete India changelog for the update from Asus. The changelog includes improvements in notification LED, NFC, and secure album. The camera of the phone has also been upgraded with the latest update, and Asus has enhanced the focus speed during video recording as well as the quality of video calls. The company has also fixed the occasional screen flicker problem that would arise after starting or stopping a video recording.

The update comes with the June 5, 2018 security patch. Finally, other changes include improvement in OS stability as well as enhanced power management.

ZenFone 5Z users can update to the latest update via OTA, as all users will get the download notification in a few days. They can also manually check for updates by going to Settings > System > System updates. As an alternative, they can download the firmware on a PC, then connect their phone with the PC via USB, copy the ZIP file to the root directory of internal storage of the phone, detach the USB cable, and then tap on the System Update File Detected notification and follow steps to update the firmware.

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is now available for purchase via Flipkart. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant costs ₹29,999 ($436), while the 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage variants cost ₹32,999 ($480) and ₹36,999 ($538) respectively.

ASUS ZenFone 5Z Specifications
Dimensions and weight 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm, 165g
Software ZenUI on top of Android 8.0 Oreo
SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x Kryo 385 Gold cores clocked at 2.8GHz and 4x Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.8GHz)
GPU Adreno 630
RAM and storage 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage / 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage / 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage; hybrid microSD card slot
Battery 3300mAh; Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery charging (9V/2A)
Display 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246×1080) Super IPS+ LCD with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 550 nits brightness, 96% NTSC gamut, supports DCI-P3, Auto Color Temperature, 402 PPI
Audio Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard
DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB Type-C port, dual nano SIM slots (nano SIM + nano SIM/microSD), 3.5mm headphone jack
Bands GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/19
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/30/32
TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL 5CA 4×4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps
Rear camera 12MP camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, 24mm focal length, 83-degree field-of-view, four-axis OIS
8MP wide-angle camera with OmniVision 8856 sensor, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12μm pixels, 120-degree field-of-view, 12mm focal length
Video recording up to 4K at 60fps, three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS)
Front-facing camera 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 24mm focal length, 84-degree field-of-view

Via: Gadgets 360



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