Asus is rolling out a new update to the recently launched Zenfone 6 (ZS630KL) smartphone. The update comes bearing the version number 16.1210.1904.115. Unfortunately, Asus hasn’t revealed in which regions is the brand rolling out this update. That being said, this is most probably a global rollout that could be pushed to the devices in a phased manner.
The update brings with it many improvements, but the most important one is for the camera; the update improves the Super Night Mode and HDR+ Enhanced mode for better image quality. The update brings a few new features as well. However, the most interesting one is that now you can control the flip camera rotation with the volume rockers. Here is a complete changelog that is posted on Asus’ website.
1. Camera Super Night Mode & HDR+ Enhanced mode (HDR++) performance Improvement on image processing speed and image quality
2. Add volume key functions: to control the flip camera rotation; set the volume key as “Shutter, Zoom, Flip camera” in Asus Camera’s settings manually.
3. Use smart key as shutter to take pictures in Camera mode.
4. Update default wallpaper and ringtone
5. Improve camera rotation stability
6. Optimize translation strings in Setting
7. Enable TaiwanMobile Volte, MTS Volte/VoWifi, and KDDI/ Docomo/SBM Volte
If you haven’t received the update on your Zenfone 6 yet, you can check for it manually; go to setting > system > system setting, and tap on ‘check for updates.’ Hopefully, you’ll receive the update.
Asus Zenfone 6 To Launch in India Soon
The Asus Zenfone 6 is currently on sale in a few markets, but the device is yet to be launched in India. As we reported earlier, Asus India and Flipkart have put a poster of the Zenfone 6 on their website with a ‘Coming Soon’ tagline, confirming that the device will soon be launched in India. Asus hasn’t revealed the exact launch date of Zenfone 6 for India though. That being said, it could be launched in the first week of June. The device could go on sale exclusively on Flipkart. Once launched, the Zenfone 6 will compete with the likes of OnePlus 7 and the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom.
Asus Zenfone 6 Specifications
The Asus Zenfone is a rather interesting device, especially considering its pricing.
The device features a completely bezel-less and a notch-less display; it is a 6.4-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. To make the display completely bezel-less and notch-less, Asus had to put the front-facing camera elsewhere, and the brand decided to go with the flip camera design. Yes, the Asus Zenfone 6 has a camera that flips; it serves as both, the front, as well as, the rear-facing camera. The camera module has a 48MP primary camera and a 13MP ultra-wide camera. The camera setup can also record 4K60FPS videos.
Powering the Asus Zenfone 6 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Internationally, the device is available in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The device runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, and this time around, Asus has skipped the heavy custom theme over the base UI in favor of a stock Android look. What’s even more interesting about this device is that it comes with a massive, 5000mAh battery. Except the Nubia Red Magic 3, no other Snapdragon 855 powered smartphone has a battery this large. The Asus Zenfone 6 also a 3.5mm audio jack, and a traditional, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
All in all, the Zenfone 6 is an exciting device and a one that many Indian smartphone buyers are waiting to get their hands on.