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Asus Zenfone 5Z now receiving Android 9.0 Pie update

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Asus’s flagship smartphone from last year, the Asus Zenfone 5Z is now receiving Android 9.0 Pie Update. The smartphone was launched back in July 2018 and was available starting at INR 29,999. The Android 9.0 Pie system update brings several new features, including an all-new contextual pop-up volume bar and a new Magnifier feature for easier copy-and-paste, and many more.

Android 9 Pie Features

  • Slide Home button to view recent apps
  • new UI with redesigned Quick Settings and a revamped split-screen
  • improved Do Not Disturb mode
  • Verticle volume control
  • AI battery- predict how long you can use your phone with X% of battery remaining depending on your usage
  • New Adaptive Brightness
  • autorotation icon appear at the side of navigation bar for certain apps
  • Smart Text Selection now works on the Overview of your recent apps
  • better screenshots with built-in editing tools
  • Turn down the phone to enter DND mode
  • Better background apps management

To update the software, a notification will automatically appear on the phone’s notification bar and once the download is completed, a pop-up notification to install the update will appear: tapping ‘Install’ will then start the installation. The device will reboot during the installation of the update. Users should not turn off the device until the home screen appears. If the update notification/prompt is not received, it can be checked and initiated manually via the Settings > System > System Updates menu path.Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, notch
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 64GB/ 128GB / 256GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 12MP+8MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS/EIS, the secondary 8MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle, portrait and Selfie panorama
  • 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, now Android 9.0 Pie
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual speakers, Hi-Res Audi, dual microphones
  • Thickness: 7.85mm and Weight: 155g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C

Note: This Android Pie (v9) FOTA update will be rolled out in batches and will be rolled out gradually to all the users in coming days.

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Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.