The ASUS ZenFone 3 is the latest ASUS phone to start getting its update to Android Oreo. The update was released yesterday and should be making its way to owners as an OTA update over the course of the next few days. The new firmware build is version 15.0410.1712.31 for those keeping score at home.
The update brings all of the things that you expect from Oreo along with an overall improved UI experience for the ZenFone 3. One of those changes is a new app drawer where you will simply swipe up to show all the apps installed on your phone. This behavior is similar to Google’s Pixel devices.
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Asus has opened up pre-orders on the new ZenFone 3 Deluxe on their website. The 5.5″ phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is $399 and it is unlocked. That means it will work with any GSM carrier here in the United States. According to the website, the phone will start shipping on October 12, 2017. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is just one of a series of phone that Asus announced late this summer and is certainly one of the more affordable with a lot of bang for your buck. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor running at 2 GHz, it has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Storage which can be expanded up to an additional 2TB thanks to the Micro SD slot. The ZF3 is also a dual-SIM phone and it has a 5.5″ display that renders Full HD and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
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If you want a humongous phone, Asus has you covered. The company over the weekend launched their new ZenFone 3 series of phones with the top-end Ultra coming to market with a massive 6.8″ display. All three phones are aimed at meeting consumers where they want on both a performance level and a display size and while no release date was given on the new lineup, you should expect to seem them at some point over the course of this summer.
The entry level ZenFone 3 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of Storage and 16MP rear camera. It also sports a fingerprint scanner and a 5.5″ display that renders at 1920 x 1080.
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