Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom now gets Android 8.0 Oreo updates

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Asus is now widening the roll-out and bringing Android 8.0 to the ZenFone 3 Zoom as well.

Apparently, development progress was accelerated one way or another, since V80.20.179.40 for the Asus ZE553KL is already public, dated May 17.

The Oreo update carries version number 80.20.179.40 and, apart from the major Android version update, will bring not many other Asus-specific features and additions to the ZenFone 3 Zoom.

Besides the upgrade to a newer Android core, Asus also decided to do some spring cleaning and remove pre-installed apps, including Minimove, PhotoCollage and Do It Later.

The change log also mentions that the gesture to bring up the “All Apps Menu” has now been changed to “swipe up”. Last, but not least, Asus warns that the new OS image might take up a bit more space now.

If you own a ZenFone 3 Zoom and have yet to receive the Oreo goodness, don’t despair. The roll-out is staged, as per usual. That means, it might take up to several days for the OTA to reach your device. Be sure to check the update menu often.

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NETWORK

  • Technology : GSM / HSPA / LTE

BODY

  • Dimensions : 154.3 x 77 x 8 mm (6.07 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight : 170 g (6.00 oz)

SIM

  • Hybrid Dual SIM : (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

  • Type : AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size : 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution : 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • Multitouch : Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    – Asus ZenUI 3.0

PLATFORM

  • OS : Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • CPU : Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU : Adreno 506

MEMORY

  • Card slot : microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal : 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM; 3 GB RAM (USA)

CAMERA

  • Primary Dual : 12 MP (25mm, f/1.7, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (59mm, f/2.8), phase detection & laser autofocus, 2.3x optical zoom factor, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features : Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video : 2160p@24fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary : 13 MP (f/2.0, 1/3″, 1.12µm), 1080p

SOUND

  • Alert types : Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker : Yes
  • 3.5mm jack : Yes
    – 24-bit/192kHz audio
    – DTS sound enhancement
    COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth : 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Radio : FM radio
  • USB : 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES

  • Sensors : Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser : HTML5
    – Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
    – Fast battery charging
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – Document viewer
    – Photo/video editor
    – Power Bank/Reverse charging

BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

COLORS

  • Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

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