Asus had launched its flagship device Zenfone 5Z earlier this year. This phone made waves as the cheapest handset boasting a Snapdragon 845 chipset at the time of launch. The phone managed to pack in some amazing features for the price point and even ran the then latest Android Oreo 8.1 based ZenUI out of the box. Now Asus confirmed that the phone will be getting the latest Android Pie update via an OTA update sometime early next year.
Asus has sincerely worked on improving the ZenUI and the current version of UI is clutter-free with less Bloatware. This has been a huge respite and we hope Asus continues the same approach with Android Pie as well while including the new features such as Digital Wellbeing, App actions, Slices. The update has been scheduled to roll out in a phased manner by the end of January next year. So we can expect all the 5Z’s to get it by February 2019.
The phone features a 6.2-inches full HD+ IPS display with a notch on the top and 19:9 aspect ratio. Zenfone 5Z comes with AI-powered dual rear cameras that comprise of a 12MP primary sensor coupled with 8MP wide-angle lens. On the front, it houses an 8MP selfie camera which also gets a wide lens on top. This mobile uses flagship level Snapdragon 845 system on chip which is paired with 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Graphics side is taken care of by Adreno 630 GPU.
It features a 3300 mAh non-removable battery inside which support Quick Charge 3.0. Asus Zenfone 5Z accommodates 4G dual SIM with Dual VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2X2MIMO), IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GLONASS, and GPS on the connectivity front. The 6GB +64GB variant of the phone is available for Rs.24,999 making it a close competitor to Poco F1.