Asus Zenfone 5Z appears with Android 9.0 on Geekbench

The Geekbench listing suggests us that Android 9.0 Pie update for Zenfone 5Z is imminent.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review battery life

ASUS had announced the launch of its Zenfone 5Z (Review) smartphone earlier this year, and the Taiwanese makers’ flagship smartphone offered powerful hardware at an affordable price. Many have gone on to compare this smartphone to the OnePlus 6, a smartphone that’s called a ‘Flagship Killer’ due to its value-for-money factor. Until Xiaomi released the POCO F1, the ASUS Zenfone 5Z was considered as one of the best flagship smartphones in the affordable flagship category.

The ASUS Zenfone 5Z was launched with stock Android 8.0 Oreo software, and the performance was nothing short of excellent. Since the release of Android 9 Pie by Google a few weeks ago, many users have been waiting to see the results of the ASUS Zenfone 5Z’s performance on the newest version of Android. Well, a recent Geekbench listing now shows us that ASUS is readying to debut Android 9 Pie for the Zenfone 5Z.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Android 9 Pie Update Being Tested?

The newly discovered results show us that the company might be testing Android 9 Pie on its Zenfone 5Z. The result from Geekbench’s database shows the phone scoring 2,392 points in the single-core CPU test and 9,482 points in the multi-core test. What we can guess from these test results is that the new update for the smartphone is currently in the testing phase, and ASUS is yet to optimise its performance. We might get to know more information about the pending update from the Taiwanese brand itself in the coming days.

Additionally, we would like to remind you all that the Taiwanese smartphone maker had not promised an update for the phone after the Android 9 Pie update. So it is not impossible to think that ASUS may or may not release any software update for Zenfone 5Z next year, when the newer version of Android debuts.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Specifications and Features

This flagship smartphone from ASUS sports 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080×2246 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it utilizes a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor paired with an Adreno 630 GPU. The handset ships in with 4GB/6GB RAM variants along with 64GB of internal storage. There’s a higher-end model, which packs 8GB of RAM and 256GB memory.

In terms of imaging, it features a 12MP+8MP dual-camera setup at the rear with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.0 aperture, respectively. For selfies and video calling, you get an 8MP shooter. Connectivity-wise the phone offers dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, USB Type-C port, GPS and FM Radio support. The whole package is powered by a 3300mAh battery that has 18W fast charging capability.

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