The update also includes improved sound quality and enhanced start up speed. It’s now rolling out to customers in India, and has been pushed at a phased manner. To recall, the Asus ZenFone 5Z lately received a price cut in India, and is presently being offered starting at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB version. Key specifications of this phone comprise Snapdragon 845 processor, double rear camera setup, 3,300mAh battery, and a 6.2-inch sizable display.
Asus has verified that a new software upgrade brings the April 2019 Android safety limitation to ZenFone 5Z users in India. The upgrade carries the firmware version 126.96.36.199, and it’s rolling out in batches. This usually means that the users might have to wait a while till they get it. We recommend users to check for the update manually by heading into Settings > About > System Update.
We also recommend downloading the update under a Wi-Fi system, and while the phone is on charge (or around 80 percent charge at least). The changelog, as stated, notes that the phone also gets improved audio quality and start up speed.
This is down from the launch cost of all Rs. 32,999. Furthermore, the ZenFone 5Z cost for 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage setup has been revised to Rs. 31,999, down from Rs. 36,999.
The dual-SIM Asus ZenFone 5Z includes 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ screen with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU as well as 8GB of RAM. The phone also comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 main sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor with fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. In the front, the smartphone sport the 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor for selfies. It packs a 3300mAh battery under the hood with assistance for Quick Charge 3.0 plus a bundled 18W charger.