MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASUS today announced that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system (OS) is now available on the ZenFone 3 Zoom.
Launched just last month, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is specially built to provide a high-quality photography experience with its best-in-class dual-camera system, high-capacity 5000mAh battery, and powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor. This update is full of upgrades and improvements to the Android OS as well as the ZenFone 3 Zoom itself. Portrait mode as well as RAW image support are introduced, to better maximize the smartphone’s photography-related capabilities. Additionally, this camera-driven smartphone will now be able to take advantage of the features from Google’s mobile OS, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, including multi-window view, notification-screen replies, and improved customization settings, among others.
Portrait mode uses the 25mm and 56mm lenses to create a shallow depth of field effect for photos. And to retain the rich details taken by the camera, ZenFone 3 Zoom users will also be able to preview and organize all RAW files in their mobile gallery. Utilizing RAW file formats allows all of the image data recorded by the camera’s sensor to remain intact, so users have a greater flexibility and more control in the editing process.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update provides upgrades in productivity and settings customization, allowing ZenFone 3 Zoom users to better personalize their Android experience. Users will be able to rearrange their quick settings to improve access to the apps that matter most to them, silence notifications, and even cease apps from using data when they are not being used.
ASUS has also made several updates to its ZenUI interface that will be available to ZenFone 3 Zoom users in tandem with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
ZenFone 3 Zoom users can expect a notification for the software update on their phones, and can also check for the update by navigating to ‘System Update’ on their ‘Settings’ screen.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat features include:
- Multi-Window View – Run two apps side by side
- Quick App Switch – Switch between apps with a double tab
- Notification Directly Reply – Reply to messages right inside the notification screen
- 72 New Emojis – Select new emoji genders and skin tones
- Data Saver – Limit how much data the device uses
- Notification Controls – Choose app notification preferences
- Display Size – Change the size of texts and icons
ZENFONE 3 ZOOM AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The 5.5-inch unlocked Dual SIM ZenFone 3 Zoom, with AMOLED Gorilla Glass 5 display (1920 X 1080 FHD resolution), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage is available at the following online retailers for $329 USD: the ASUS store, Amazon, Abt, B&H, BestBuy.com, Fry’s Electronics, and Newegg. The ZenFone 3 Zoom will also be available in-store at select retail locations, and at select Best Buy locations. To learn more, including updated where to buy information, visit: https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ZenFone-3-Zoom-ZE553KL/.
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ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.