Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom was first unveiled in January earlier this year, however, the smartphone availability was delayed until May in order to upgrade the specifications. But sadly, that didn’t happen and the price was reduced to justify the specs sheet.
The most annoying aspect of the Zenfone 3 Zoom was the dated Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Being a flagship-grade offering, this was a big put off. Anyhow, Asus seems to have realized the mistake and started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for all Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom users.
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Nougat Update
The latest software update from Asus comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS underneath the OEM skin. And thankfully this time, Asus has removed the bloatware instead of adding more useless apps. The update rollout news was confirmed by Asus on the ZenTalk forum, where the company claimed of pushing out ZenUI version 126.96.36.199.
Other than the Nougat specific changes, the latest release also brings Portrait mode on the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, along with overall improvements in image quality. Lastly, you have all the important bug fixes and performance improvements with the update.
To learn more about the latest firmware update in detail, hit the Android Police source link mentioned below. The update is about 1.1 GB in size and should be downloaded over the Wi-Fi to avoid carrier charges.
For those who don’t know, Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was launched with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage.
The highlighting factor about the Zoom 3 Zoom is a dual rear camera setup. One is a 12 MP (25mm wide-angle) Sonny IMX362 lens with a f/1.7 aperture, and the other is a 12 MP shooter featuring 2.3x optical zoom. As for the selfies, Asus has included a 13 MP shooter with a Sony IMX214 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.
The smartphone sells for around $329 (roughly Rs. 21,300) in the US.