Asus Zenfone 5 starts getting the May 2020 security patch update along with UI improvements in Japan


Asus, a brand known for value for money smartphones is trying its best to update the older devices. The latest update for the Asus Zenfone 5 ascertains the above claim. The device is getting the latest May security patch along with a fix for UI display issues in Japan.

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Asus Zenfone 5 latest Update details

The update with the firmware version 16.0615.2005.130 for the model number ZE620KL patches the latest May 2020 security patch on the device. There is an additional fix for the UI display issue in the update. Last week, Asus rolled out a similar update for the global users. The latest update aims to fix the glitches and lags in the UI along with few other improvements.

Asus has been facing criticism for delaying Major Android updates to its devices. Users of Asus Zenfone 5 are waiting for the Android 10 stable update as the company rolled out the beta update weeks ago.

Android 10: What has happened so far?

It all started with the ROG Phone 2 when users received the stable Android 10 weeks after the beta rollout. Users of Asus Zenfone 5 complained about their devices getting left out of the Android 10 beta when compared to budget phones like Zenfone Max Pro M1 earlier this year. However, Asus did clarify that Zenfone 5 running on Zen UI needed more resources compared to stock UI on M1.

The device finally got the Android 10 beta in April and is currently running on a second beta version and users are waiting for the stable rollout. While Asus has not given an exact date, we can only speculate that the update might arrive later this year.

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Asus Zenfone 5 Specifications

The Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range smartphone from two years back. It has a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a wider notch. Powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 as the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the Zenfone 5 has two 12MP and 8MP cameras on the back. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter. It has a 3300mAh and comes in 4/6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of eMMC storage.

Since the update is rolling out in batches, Users will have to wait for a few days to get the OTA update. In the meantime, users can go into the Settings>System>System updates to check for updates.


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