Asus releases updates for the Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip, ROG Phone 5 and 3, Zenfone 6 too

Peter, 28 May 2021

Asus has been doing a lot of work on its new flagships in the weeks after their release – there’s yet another update for the new Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. A few other phones got some attention as well, with a fairly substantial update for the ROG Phone 5.

The new flagships got another bump in camera quality, this time paired with a call quality improvement. The smaller Zenfone 8 also gained VoLTE support for three European carriers. The 8 is now up to firmware version, the 8 Flip went up to

Asus Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip

  • Optimized Phone call quality
  • Improved camera quality
  • Improved system stability
  • Enabled VoLTE on Telekom, Germany (Zenfone 8 only)
  • Enabled VoLTE on Tele2, Russia (Zenfone 8 only)
  • Enabled VoLTE & VoWiFi on O2, Czech Republic (Zenfone 8 only)

The Asus ROG Phone 5 received fixes for a whole host of bugs as well as the April security patch with firmware version 18.0840.2104.47.

Asus ROG Phone 5

  • Updated Android security patch to 2021-04
  • Fixed issue where 5G connection would unintentionally be regulated by system mode
  • Fixed the icon cropping problem in App Drawer landscape mode
  • Fixed the occasional popping problem of advertisements in the game
  • Correct the narrative error in the protection clause of the privacy homepage
  • Fixed the problem of too small Chinese text in photo album editing
  • Fixed an issue with abnormal temperature display in Armoury Crate
  • Fix issue where account sync would not automatically re-enable after changing system modes
  • Fixed occasional failure to sleep or wake up the machine by pressing the power button
  • Fixed issue with echo during calls
  • Fixed issue so the accessory case for Zenfone does not appear in search settings
  • Fixed an issue where the refresh rate for Chrome was locked when opening YouTube in a window
  • Fixed an issue where notifications were displayed abnormally when calling with WeChat

The older ROG Phone 3 also received the April patch, several bugfixes, as well as VoLTE/VoWIFI support for Russia’s MTS with the 17.0823.2104.147 update.

Asus ROG Phone 3

  • Enabled VoLTE/VoWIFI on MTS (Russia).
  • Updated to April 2021 Android security patch
  • Fixed occasional Launcher keep crash
  • Fixed the issue where the screen cannot be output through HDMI to ASUS MG279Q monitor
  • Updated APN list

Going back even further, the Zenfone 6 got a new security patch (it is unclear which version) as well as a couple of other corrections with version 18.0610.2104.145.

Asus Zenfone 6

  • Updated Android security patch
  • Updated APN version
  • Fixed the problem that status bar cannot slide out when playing videos or games in full screen



Reader comments

  • Dan
  • 10 Jul 2021
  • NU{

I hope Asus makes a surprise announcement and increases the number of OS updates to three. Please Asus.

  • Straydog
  • 06 Jul 2021
  • nw6

No payment is secure, but through a virtual credit card. Crooks are always watching.

  • samaxy
  • 02 Jun 2021
  • vaR

Zenfone 8 Not yet available in many countries: I'm in Australia and ordered from WondaMobile Hong Kong, quick despatch, in stock, total price includes all taxes and shipping with one year warranty, I used PayPal which adds security to my purchas...

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