Asus has been working on two new ZenFone smartphones, the Max M2 and Max Pro M2. While both of these smartphones will come with Android Oreo out-of-the-box, what about older smartphones? The hardware on a smartphone is only as good as its software always let’s it to be. So, does Asus deliver on its promises of upgrading its smartphones to newer versions of Android? Well, in the case of the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, it seems to be true. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie which launched last year with Android Nougat is now receiving the Android Oreo 8.1 software update.
Asus ZenFone 4 Receiving Android Oreo 8.1 and ZenUI 5.0
Asus’ smartphones run on Android with its own custom layer called ZenUI. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie is now being updated to ZenUI 5.0, based on Android Oreo. The update is being integrated to the phone software to v15.0400.1809.405. The update will be rolling out to users in waves over the next few days. However, some users may have already received the update.
Android Oreo is definitely going to bring a breath of fresh air into the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie. The device will not only get a visual overhaul in terms of looks but also in terms of features. Android Oreo offers not only performance but also battery improvements, allowing users to get the best possible experience with long-lasting battery life. The smartphone will also gain new notification features including the ability to snooze notifications. In addition to this, users will also be able to use the new picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, and background app optimizations.
Apart from this, there are a ton of new features which ZenUI 5.0 brings to the table. ZenUI 5.0 comes with features like a redesigned settings, wallpaper slideshow on the lock screen, Smart Screen On, Suggested Apps, and even Scheduled Charging. These are just a few of the many new features which the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie will now have.
The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie is still a pretty capable smartphone. It is powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC and even available in a 4GB RAM variant with as much as 64GB of internal storage. Perhaps the new update will make the smartphone perform even better!