Asus ZenFone 5z receives another major update

Ro, 24 August 2018

It seems that Asus' developers' team is working extra shifts this month because in early August, the ZenFone 5z got a huge update and now the device is receiving another one that adds a plethora of new features.

The face unlock is now further enhanced to supports "Lift-to-Wake". It does exactly what it says - once the phone is lifted off the table or taken out of your pocket, it triggers the face unlock. The software also adds new gestures and supports dual SIM 4G + 3G connectivity.

But more importantly, the new OTA update delivers cool new camera features. The complete changelog says that the phone will detect frequency-based lighting condition and adjust so it can eliminate the flickering during video recording.

You can also turn on EIS for 1080p@60fps or 18:9@30fps video capture or you can just let the phone switch the EIS/OIS on and off by itself depending on the conditions. When it comes to taking stills, Asus says that the manual white balance in PRO mode is improved along with the overall quality of the selfie cam. You see the full changelog below:

  • Lift to Face unlock
  • No need to press the power button to wake and face unlock
  • Gesture Controls incorporated
  • New Camera Functionalities
  • Support Auto anti-flicker feature (Phone will auto-detect electricity frequency based on lighting condition and switch the frequency setting between 50 Hz and 60 Hz to prevent flickering)
  • Support EIS feature in FHD@60FPS & 18:9@30FPS
  • Support EIS/OIS auto switch feature during video recording (The Camera will switch to either OIS or EIS to take super smooth videos depending on conditions)
  • Support over heat detection in video recording mode (Mainly useful while recording)
  • Support 3 Dimensional Noise Reduction feature also in PRO mode
  • Improve Manual White Balance function in PRO mode
  • Selfie Camera improvements

Keep in mind that some of the features may have already been included in a previous update depending on your market. And if the latest update still hasn't arrived to your unit, you can install it manually by following the instructions in the source link below.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Aug 2018
  • 80$

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  • 27 Aug 2018
  • 80$

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  • 27 Aug 2018
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