Although Asus handsets were never the first ones to receive updates, it is always great to see them get the new firmware eventually, even if this happens late. This time, the ZenFone 3 is right on track, since there are quite a few recently released flagships and mid-rangers from other brands still stuck with Marshmallow.
Asus ZenFone 3 arrived less than a year ago, but shipped with Android Marshmallow on board. Now, Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch variants, but only in the Philippines. Fortunately, other areas are expected to get the new software soon. The list of new features delivered by Android Nougat is quite long, including an improved Doze mode, multi-window support, direct replies to notifications, Daydream VR support, as well as the usual tweaks, fixes, and security patches that come with every Android update.
Both models updated, dubbed ZE520KL and ZE552KL, are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, having a 16 MP primary camera, a fingerprint scanner, up to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, all drawing power from a 3,000 mAh battery.
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