Smartphone Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 are the first from Asus to receive an update to Android 8 (Oreo). Some customers have already upgraded manually Zenfone 4 last week, but on Monday (29), the manufacturer released the update of official way, including Brazil. The news is true for versions with Snapdragon 630 or 660. In the case of processors Zenfone 3, the change involves the variants with screens of 5.2 inches or 5.5 inches.
Early in the update queue are retail phones, or sold in traditional stores and not in operators stores. According to Asus, the Zenfones linked to plans TIM are next, with arrival planned package for short. According to the company, other smartphones lines Zenfone Zenfone 3 and 4 will also receive the software, but the dates of the next round of updates has not been disclosed.
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The Android update 8 should arrive automatically to users Zenfone Zenfone 3 and 4. If you do not receive notification, the recommendation is to get the update manually on your phone. For this, you need to navigate to the “Settings” menu> “About Device” and “Software Update.”
The Asus Zenfone 4 launched in Brazil in October 2017 along with three other variants: Zenfone 4 Max , Zenfone 4 selfie , Zenfone 4 selfie Pro and Zenfone 4. The traditional model that does not take suffix in the name, is the one who receives the new Android for now.
The mobile fits in the premium category intermediate. It has dual camera on the back (16 megapixels and 8 MP) and options Snapdragon processor 630 or 660, and RAM of 4 GB or 6 GB. The storage is 64 GB, expandable via microSD up to 1 TB, they do not yet exist cards with this ability . The model arrived in Brazil for R $ 1,899.
The Zenfone 3 was released a year earlier, on models with 5.2-inch or 5.5 inches. The phone also offers memory options RAM 3 GB or 4 GB storage and 32 GB or 64 GB. The cheapest model arrived in the country costing R $ 1,499.
More current version of the system Google , the Android Oreo was released in August , but is still present in only 0.7% of Android devices in the world. The update promises strong improvement of battery consumption, faster boot and some new functions.
Among the new features are the notification channels, which group alerts by categories; The picture-in-picture (PiP), that minimizes apps in a floating window; and automatic connection yourself known Wi-Fi networks with the feature turned off.