The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom which was unveiled earlier this year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system has started receiving Android Nougat Update, as per a report of AndroidPolice. The update weighs around 1.1GB and brings the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom to Android 7.1.1 Nougat version.
The Update includes Android N, RAW file capture support, Portrait Mode as one of the camera modes, uses both cameras to sense depth and blur the background, Google Now and Google Assistant built-in to ZenUI launcher, No more Mobile Manager, Auto-Start Manager, and Splendid notifications, Removed all third party apps for the leanest ZenUI ever, the top row of Quick Settings icons was previously locked to pre-selected options. Users can now put any quick setting.
The company advises you to update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
Other Android Nougat features include split-screen multi-tasking, more customisable quick settings, better battery life, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. Further, the latest Android OS version also brings in ‘Double Tap’ on the Recent button to switch between the two most recent apps which come in very handy at times. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with ‘Doze on the go’ which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
As for the specs are concerned, the Asus Zenfone Zoom comes with 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The smartphone is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and the top-end model boasts a 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone now runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which can also double up as a power bank for charging other devices. The company claim that the battery can give up to 42 days of standby time and capture up to 6.4 hours of continuous 4K UHD video on a single charge.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera system comprises two 12MP cameras, one with a f/1.7-aperture, 25mm wide-angle lens and a second with a 59mm lens. This means that a user can click a landscape picture covering more area with the 25mm wide-angle lens and can capture portraits with 2.3x optical zoom with a 59mm lens. The company has also come up with a SuperPixel camera technology that enables it to focus quickly and capture clear photos at night or in low-light environments. The company claims that its new technology enables the camera on ZenFone 3 Zoom to have 2.5-times (2.5X) greater light sensitivity than Apple iPhone 7 Plus and 10-times (10X) that of an average smartphone. There is also a 13-megapixel camera for the front with a Sony IMX214 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.