Asus has reportedly rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update to its ZenFone 3 smartphone. The update is currently being rolled out to ZenFone 3 model numbers – ZE520KL and ZE552KL. The phone was unveiled in May 2016 and is now the first Asus phone to get the taste of Nougat. As of now, the rollout is being conducted in the Philippines and will soon expand globally.
Android 7.0 update brings a variety of new feature onboard for the ZenFone 3, including enhanced Doze mode (improved battery conservation when the phone is not in use), direct response to messages from notification panel, multi-window support and much more. The update is 240.6MB in size and also covers the December security patch.
Basing our words on Asus’s Facebook post, the global rollout seems to have started, but it may take some time to reach your phone. Update rollouts are done in a phase-wise manner, which takes ample time to arrive on each and every device. However, if you don’t want to wait for the notification then you can check for the update manually as well by going to the Settings > System updates > Check for system update
To recall, the Asus ZenFone 3 was launched in two variants with same specs but different screen sizes – 5.2-inch (ZE520KL) and 5.5-inch (ZE552KL). Other specs included Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB/3GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage, a 16MP rear camera along with an 8MP selfie camera. The phone debuted with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the OS out of the box.