Asus Zenfone 5Z Receives New OTA Update That Brings Massive Improvements To Camera, Face Unlock

Asus has released yet another software update for the Zenfone 5Z, which brings several improvements to the camera.

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The Asus Zenfone 5Z (Review) is a well equipped flagship smartphone that is available in India. It competes with other similarly priced flagship phones such as the OnePlus 6, LG G7 ThinQ, Xiaomi Mi 8, and many more. You can also compare the phone with flagships from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and others.

Asus has been providing a lot of software updates to the Zenfone 5Z, and improving the performance of the device. This is the third OTA software update released for the phone in this month. The previous update was released less than a week ago and it brought the gesture navigation support to the device.

A lot of users have been asking for this feature, and Asus delivered. Prior to that, an update also enabled RAW capture, the Panorama feature in the Camera app, improved Wi-Fi, added a toggle to enable/disable EIS, and more. So yes, Asus has been listening to its users and providing timely updates with newer security patches as well.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Update: What’s New?

The latest software update for the Asus Zenfone 5Z carries the version number WW- and is currently rolling out OTA (over-the-air). You will need to have the previous version installed to receive this OTA update.

This update brings plenty of improvements to the camera, Face unlock, and also includes the latest Android security patch. In camera, the update adds a new Auto anti-flicker feature that automatically switches the display frequency based on light conditions. It also adds support for EIS (Electronic image stabilisation) when shooting 1080p 60FPS videos and 18:9 30FPS videos. The camera can now automatically switch between OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) or EIS based on the conditions. There’s a heat detection mode when recording FHD and UHD videos, a 3D Noise reduction feature in Pro mode, and improvements to the Selfie camera and the Manual White Balance in Pro mode.

Apart from those camera improvements, which is a lot, the update also adds a new Lift to Face Unlock option. When this is enabled, you can simply lift the phone to wake the screen and unlock using your face. And that’s about it!

This is a big update, with a size of 1.6GB, so make sure you download it over Wi-Fi. Also, before you install the update, we recommend that your phone has more than 50 percent charge. This is a phased roll-out, so it could take a few days for all devices to get the update. You can check for the update manually as well, by heading to Settings > System.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Specifications, Features

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is a great buy, especially since it has the top hardware feature available in the Android market. The phone gets a 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD screen with a Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It gets a glass and aluminium design with some funky colours to go with.

Inside, the Zenfone 5Z is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, which is coupled with up to 8GB Of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone comes in three configurations, starting with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You can also opt for a 6GB RAM and 128GB variant. A microSD slot is also available to increase storage. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back of the phone.

Camera wise, you get a dual-camera setup on the Zenfone 5Z, with a main 12MP sensor, and a secondary 8MP unit. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera. The camera software also relies on AI to take better photos. The phone comes with stereo speakers with a smart AMP, a headphone jack with DTS-X support, dual 4G VoLTE, and a 3300mAh battery with fast charging. It runs on Android 8 Oreo out of the box, with the ZenUI 5.0 on top.

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