ASUS has started to roll out the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for its 2016 flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL). The smartphone had been launched in August 2016 with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. It was later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, which makes the Oreo update the second major OS upgrade for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Apart from the ZS570KL, ASUS is also rolling out the update to the ZS550KL version.
ASUS ZenFone Deluxe Android Oreo Update: What’s New?
The Android Oreo Update for the ZenFone Deluxe includes quite a few other changes apart from the usual Oreo goodies. Some of these changes include swipe up to all apps, changes to app icons, Privacy Setting update, and enables CHT Vowifi. ASUS has also gotten rid of a few apps with this update – Minimove, photo collage, do it later, TripAdvisor, Puffin Browser, and Kindle. The update is now arriving as version 15.0210.1804.47 via the OTA route. You can check for the update manually by heading over to Settings > System > System Updates. Since it is a major update, ASUS might take a week or two to push it to all ZenFone Deluxe units out there.
ASUS ZenFone Deluxe: Specifications, Features
The ASUS ZenFone Deluxe, which was announced in May 2016, sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. The smartphone is equipped with a 23-megapixel camera at the back with 4K video recording, while on the front is an 8-megapixel snapper with an f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity-wise, the ASUS ZenFone Deluxe supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. Fueling the internals of the flagship smartphone is a 3000mAh capacity non-removable battery with fast charging support. The smartphone also features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, SonicMaster 3.0 with High-Res Audio certification.