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Asus confirms the list of 15 smartphones which will get Android 9 Pie

Android 9 Pie update will come to ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone Live, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone Max Plus (M1), ZenFone 5Q, ZenFone Live (L1), ZenFone Max Pro(M1), ZenFone Max (M1), ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z, ASUS ROG Phone, ZenFone Max Pro (M2) and ZenFone Max (M2).

A month after unveiling a Titanium Edition of the ZenFone Max Pro M2, Asus has now clarified the list of device to actually get the latest update to Google’s mobile OS – Android Pie. The list includes 15 devices of which two have already received an update with the third one expected to get it soon.

The new comes from Asus’ ZenTalk forum where the official handle shared the full list of Asus Zenfone models set to receive a planned upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie in 2019. The list of devices is as follows:

Asus Phone Model Number
ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL
ZenFone 4 Selfie ZD553KL
ZenFone 4 Max ZC520KL
ZenFone Live ZB553KL
ZenFone 4 Max ZB520KL
ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Clear Soft Bumper ZB570TL
ZenFone 5G ZC600KL
ZenFone Live (L1) Clear Soft Bumper ZA550KZ / ZA551KL
ZenFone Max Pro(M1) ZB602KL / ZB601KL
ZenFone Max (M1) Clear Soft Bumper ZB555KL / ZB556KL
ZenFone 5 ZE620KL
ZenFone 5 Lite ZS620KL
ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Clear Soft Bumper ZB631KL/ ZB630KL
ZenFone Max (M2) Clear Soft Bumper ZB633KL / ZB632KL

While the list confirms Android Pie updates to the aforementioned phones, Asus hasn’t yet revealed the actual rollout schedule for these devices. It’s to be noted that Asus has already released Android 9 Pie for the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z. While the former got it early around December last year, the latter received the update last month. In addition to that, Asus is also beta testing Android 9 Pie on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and will soon roll out the update to the ROG Phone.

With the latest Android 9.0 Pie version, users will be able to use the all-new gesture-based navigation coupled with new wellness features like Dashboard, which analyses the amount of time one speed on an application. The Pie update also brings new DND mode that turns the display in greyscale, while the Wind Down mode switches on Night Light when you are going to bed. Apart from this, there are new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.

We’ll know more as Asus gets beta testing the updates on their devices in the coming months.

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