Asus Zenfone 5Z Starts Receiving Stable Android 10 Update in India

The best part of this update is the Taiwanese company removed the entire bloatware and made the UI a stock Android lookalike

Highlights
  • The Asus Zenfone 5Z becomes second Asus phone to get Android 10 update
  • Asus already rolled out the ZenUI 6 update based on Android 10 to Asus 6Z in India
  • The Zenfone 5Z recently received a major price cut as well

Asus is finally rolling out the stable Android 10 update to Zenfone 5Z smartphone India. A few weeks ago, Asus rolled out the same update to its current flagship smartphone- the Asus 6Z, and now, its 2018 flagship smartphone is getting the latest Android iteration update. In other countries, Asus even rolled out the Android 10 update to Asus Zenfone 6 smartphone, but the phone was not launched in India as of now. With this rollout, the Asus ROG Phone 2 will be next in the line to get Android 10 update sometime later next month or early in 2020. Asus India posted the news regarding the update rollout to Zenfone 5Z and the entire changelog is present on the Zen Forums. That said, the FOTA will be rolled out in a phased manner and it will reach your Asus Zenfone 5Z in the next few weeks.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Android 10 Update: What’s New?

First of all, do make a note that the Android 10 update for the Zenfone 5Z will be based on ZenUI 6. The best part of this update is the Taiwanese company removed the entire bloatware and made the UI a stock Android lookalike. For the unaware, the Asus 6Z offered stock Android experience and the same UI is now rolled out the Zenfone 5Z as well.

Talking about the changelog, the company has upgraded the overall system to Android 10 and it brings the latest November 2019 security patches as well. The company also says the ZenUI 6 based on Android 10 for the Zenfone 5Z removes several features like Page Marker, ZeniMoji, Selfie Master, Beauty Live, Kids Mode, Easy Mode, weather animation setting, AI charging, WebStorage, Go2Pay, Report Location in Safeguard, and Yandex cloud option in File Manager.

In addition to this, users of Zenfone 5Z after Android 10 update will no longer be able to make twin apps for Arena of Valor, PUBG, Vainglory, and Injustice 2. Basically, these are the high-end apps from respective game makers. ZenUI 6 for Zenfone 5Z comes with v100.04.44.98 build number. Lastly, Asus has moved the Themes and Mobile Manager apps to Advanced Settings section that can be found inside the ‘Settings’ app.

Aforesaid, the ZenUI 6 update is rolling out to the Zenfone 5Z in a phased manner, so it will reach your phone in the coming weeks.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Prices in India Slashed Recently

While the Android 10 update rollout will come as great news for the existing Zenfone 5Z owners, new users who are looking to purchase the Zenfone 5Z can also cheer as the company recently slashed the prices of the handset. To recall, the Asus Zenfone 5Z was launched way back in July 2018 at a starting price of Rs 29,999, but now, the phone is retailing for as low as Rs 16,999.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z’s base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage is currently available for Rs 16,999, followed by the 6GB+128GB storage option at Rs 18,999. Lastly, we have the 8GB+128GB storage model of the Zenfone 5Z retailing at Rs 21,999. The Asus 6Z also got a price cut very recently and it can be now purchased starting at Rs 27,999.

With the Android 10 update rollout, it’s a piece of great news for the users who are looking to purchase the device. The Zenfone 5Z will also receive Android 11 update next year, going by the promise made by Asus.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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