Asus Zenfone 6 gets a new update, brings August security patch and more

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 23, 2019 3:08 pm

The update brings the latest security patch along with some new features, bug fixes and other improvements.

Asus has started rolling out a new update to its latest Zenfone 6 aka Asus 6Z smartphone. The update brings the latest security patch along with some new features, bug fixes and other improvements. 


The company has started rolling out the new update to Asus Zenfone 6 with model number  ZS630KL. The update comes with version number 16.1220.1908.189 is currently rolling out in the global units and European units. However, there is no information when the update will be rolled out to the Indian units. 


As per the official changelog, the update brings video call tunning parameters. It also brings support for 18 more settings for its Smart Key. The update also brings improvements in audio parameter and sound quality. It also optimises translation strings and adds the latest August 2019 security patch. The update also preloads new Rajiko and HybridRadio apk for Japan and Netlfix app for Brazil. Here is the complete changelog of the new update:



  • Video call tuning parameters updated.
  • Supported more 18 settings in smart key.
  • Updated audio parameter & quality Improved.
  • General system & app stability improved.
  • Optimized Translation Strings
  • 2019 Jul. & Aug. security patch level updated
  • GMS_9_0_201906_r1 updated
  • Preload new Rajiko & HybridRadio APK for JP
  • Preload new Netflix APK for BR


XDA Developers has also revealed some other key features of the new update. To start with, the report highlights the newly added setting to smart keys. These include toggle hotspot, toggle Bluetooth, make a call, open calculator, currency converter and unit converter, open clock or set alarm, open photo album, open recent files, open camera, take photo or record video and more. Furthermore, the update also adds a shortcut to open Google Lens in the bottom right-hand corner of the viewfinder. 


Previously, the company announced Android Q Beta programme for its latest flagship smartphone, the Zenfone 6 aka Asus 6Z. The company is currently looking to recruit Beta testers for the latest build. 

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