A month after new feature updates to the Zenfone 5Z, Asus is currently seeding an update to the phone which enhances the functionality of the front-facing camera as well as fixes a few issues that revolved around the previous update.
This is a relatively small update weighing in around a few MBs which shifts the device firmware to V126.96.36.199. The update adds the much-requested Panorama mode for the front-facing camera allowing the Zenfone 5Z to capture stills that span around 180 degrees. It is to be noted that the primary camera at the back was updated with the feature a couple months ago.
The latest OTA also provides fixes for the face-unlock issues as well as battery percentage which had been reported by a few users earlier. As is the case with any over-the-air update, the rollout of the latest Zenfone 5Z update is currently underway and is being seeded in phases. Users can check whether the update is available for their device manually by heading over to Settings > System > System Updates and tapping “Check for updates”.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z has received a series f updates ever since its release, the first of them being camera enhancements and June security. In the past few months, the device has received Android Pie-like navigation feature, lift-to-face unlock and RAW file support.
To recall, the Asus Zenfone 5Z has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 which is said to be upgradable to Android P. The company has introduced a host of interesting AI features like AI Boost, Smart screen, AI ringtone and more that makes it a really interesting piece of technology. It comes with 3300 mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging.