Asus 5Z was launched last year in July 2018, with a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display. If you have no recollection of the smartphone, we should tell you it is the Asus ZenFone 5Z, but because of the trademark issues regarding the ‘ZenFone’ branding, it is now being referred to as the Asus 5Z. Asus has announced that the smartphone has started receiving a software update with May 2019 security patch. The update promises enhancements in various departments like security, sound, and system optimizations. The company has also revealed that it has updated the system along with under the hood optimizations.
Speaking about the bug fixes and enhancements, Asus has revealed that the new update improves the sound quality on Asus 5Z. Asus is likely to roll out the update in an incremental manner.
The company will monitor all of its online channels for complaints about problems for any potential hidden bugs. So, the update will reach a small percentage of users in the beginning, and if it does not have any bugs, then a broader rollout will begin.
To recall specifications, the smartphone was launched with a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display that comes with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a notch. The device is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. The smartphone comes up with a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor and an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens. Dual-LED dual-tone flash on the back of the device was also added and an 8MP sensor is present on the front for selfies. The Asus 5Z houses a 3,300mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie.
As previously mentioned, the company has been issued an order by the Delhi High Court regarding selling and advertising smartphones and accessories under the ‘Zen’ trademark, Zenfone or any other trademark that is identical to it. This move has also forced the company to rename its future flagship smartphone to Asus 6Z in India. However, the supply of Asus smartphones, notebooks, and other products, as well as technical support and after-sales service for all Asus products remain unaffected for all consumers.
According to the company, the Asus 6Z will be coming to India on June 19, 2019, and it is expected to be priced around Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.
The smartphone will come with a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,340 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with Adreno 640 GPU. It packs a huge 5,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support. The Asus 6z has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and comes with the support of microSD card of up to 2TB. Over that, it will run Android 9 Pie skinned with Zen UI.
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