Asus ZenFone Max 32GB starts to receive Android 7 Nougat update and will be enabled for download and install.
Good news has come for Zenfone Max 3 users. They will very soon be able to upgrade their phones from Marshmallow 6 to Nougat 7.0.1
Asus ZenFone 3 Max ( the model seria number of which is ZC520TL) will start receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat system-software update.
As usual, the update will include improvements in overall performance of the smart device and frequent bug fixes on the phone. In addition, a new system for updating regulatory information was also included for this new update of ZenFone 3 Max.
This is an OTA upgrade (over-the-air) that will be automatically installed on ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) devices bit by bit. However, if users wish to do so manually, they can go to Settings> System Updates. It is recommended that, at the time of the update, the cell phone has a minimum charge of 50%.
This update adds to that of the ZenFone 3 Max variant with model number ZC553KL, which began to receive a more advanced operating system, Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was annouced by January, but it was not until May when it finally is released.. The company delayed the availability by months in order to upgrade its specifications. However, when it finally was made available, the price tag was reduced instead of a specification upgrade. One of the biggest pain points on the specifications sheet was the dated Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and users were not happy with that offering, as Android O was already in developer preview mode by then. To rectify this, Asus has now rolled out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for all Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom users, with tweaks to the ZenUI as well as removal of all third-party apps.
The rollout has been confirmed on the ZenTalk forum, where Asus claims to have pushed out ZenUI version 126.96.36.199. The changelog notes that this software update upgrades the smartphone to Android Nougat. It also introduces Portrait mode on the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, and brings improved pixture taking experience as well. Lastly, the update also introduces bug fixes and performance improvements.
Android Police has a more detailed changelog though, and along with the above mentioned changes, the update also brings RAW file capture support. Google Now and Google Assistant have also been built into ZenUI launcher now, and the update has disabled unnecessary features like mobile manager, auto-start manager, and ‘Splendid’ notifications. One of the biggest change is the removal of all third-party apps reducing bloatware to a large extent. Earlier, the quick settings icon was not customisable and had pre-selected options, but with this update, the top row is now customisable to your preference. The report claims that the update size is about 1.1GB.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is priced in the US at $329 (roughly Rs. 21,300) and is available via online retailers in the country as well as the official US site. Moving on to the specifications, ZenFone 3 Zoom sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, the smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor and an f/1.7 aperture, and the other 12-megapixel rear camera featuring 2.3x optical zoom. The primary camera setup features a 25mm wide-angle main lens as well. At front, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.