Asus launched the ZenFone 8 series in May 2021 that including— ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip. The duo equips an octa-core processor based on Snapdragon 888 5G and Adreno 660 GPU. Android 11 runs the devices out of the box along with ZenUI 8. Both smartphones carry a 64 MP primary sensor on the rear side.
Note: This is an update tracker and will be updated constantly with ZenFone 8 series smartphone updates
ZenFone 8 series Updates Tracker
- [August 18, 2023]: A new update is rolling out for the ZenFone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 with firmware versions 33.2010.2010.314. Asus is pushing a new update for Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip smartphones.
- [August 10, 2023]: A new update is rolling out for the ZenFone 8 Flip with firmware versions 33.2010.2010.309. Asus is pushing a new update for Zenfone 8 Flip smartphones.
- [May 26, 2023]: Asus is bringing a new firmware update for the ZenFone 8 (ZS590KS) and ZenFone 8 Flip (ZS672KS) bearing version 33.2010.2010.296. There’s a May 2023 Security patch that is part of the latest offering. Official changelog below:
Updated Android security patch to 2023-05-01
Optimized System Stability
Fixed issue where certain apps would not display correctly when using ‘Hide gesture bar’ option.
- [March 23, 2023]: A new update is rolling out for the ZenFone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 with firmware versions 33.2010.2010.269. Asus is pushing a new update for Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip smartphones.
- [January 17, 2022]: Asus is pushing a new update for Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip smartphones. The update comes with firmware version 33.0210.0210.210 and is live for the Japan users. It brings the Android 13 update and integrates many new features into the smartphone. The wider rollout of the update will begin after successful verification of the update. Asus has uploaded the manual links for those who can’t wait for the OTA update. The Asus Zenfone 8 series users in Russia, India, Taiwan and Europe would receive the update in the coming weeks.
- [September 6, 2022]: A new update is rolling out for the ZenFone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 with firmware versions 31.1010.0411.119 and 31.1010.0411.122, respectively. The package increases the system privacy by integrating the August 2022 security patch. In addition, it resolves the issue when full-screen moving through the page is abnormal.
- Updated Android security patch to 2022-08-05
- Fix the issue when full screen moving through page abnormal
- [June 29, 2022]: Asus is releasing the May 2022 security patch to the ZenFone 8 and 8 Flip. The build arrives on the firmware version 31.1010.0411.89 and31.1010.0411.87, respectively. Also, it fixes an issue where the quick settings would appear black when using a VPN
- Google Security Patch Update (May 5, 2022)
- Fixed an issue where the quick settings would appear black when using a VPN
- [April 6, 2022]: The ZenFone 8 and 8 Flip are getting a new update on the firmware version 31.1010.0410.43. The build packs the February 2022 security patch along with a few fixes and improvements as mentioned in the changelog below.
- Updated Android security patch to 2022-02-05
- Optimized the compatibility with Hearing Aids
- Fixed the problem of low playback volume when recording with wired headset
- Improved the stability of the Blink light function
- Optimized the stability of Wifi function
- [March 7, 2022]: The users who have upgraded their ZenFone 8 and 8 Flip to Android 12 are getting a new update. The build arrives on firmware versions 31.1004.0404.107 and 31.1004.0404.93 respectively. It packs the January 2022 security patch along with optimized system stability. Also, the DE_Telekom VoWiFi is enabled in Germany.
Changelog (for Android 12)
- [February 21, 2022]: The same package is rolling out for the ZenFone 8 in Europe, Russia, and globally. The build arrives on firmware version 31.1004.0404.92 and 220.127.116.11 respectively. In addition, you can also upgrade to Android 12.
Changelog (for Android 12)
From Android 11 to Android 12
- [February 14, 2022]: The Zenfone 8 Flip is receiving the December 2021 security patch in Russia, Japan, and globally via firmware version 31.1004.0404.79 and 18.104.22.168 respectively. Also, optimizes the system stability and enables DEO2 and VoWiFi. In addition, you can upgrade to Android 12, if you haven’t, and get all the amazing features!
Changelog (for Android 12)
- Updated Android security patch to 2021-12-05
- Enabled DEO2 and Vodafone VoWiFi in Germany
- Optimized system stability
- [January 10, 2022]: The ZenFone 8 series in Russia is getting a new software bundled with the firmware version 31.1004.0404.81 for the ZenFone 8. Whereas the ZenFone 8 Flip users can identify the package via the 31.1004.0404.69 number. Here is what the package carries!
- [December 29, 2021]: Asus ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip becomes the first flagship from the company to get an Android 12 update. The build can be identified by the firmware version 31.1004.0404.73. For the ZenFone 8 Flip, the build arrives on the 31.1004.0404.61 version. Check out more in our dedicated article.
- [December 17, 2021]: The ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip are getting another update globally including in Japan, Russia, and Europe. The build bears the version numbers 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 respectively. It optimizes the performance settings and improves system stability.
- [December 1, 2021]: The latest build by Asus is extending to the Russian region on the firmware version 188.8.131.52. It optimizes the system stability for a refined user experience for the owners of ZenFone 8 Flip.
Optimized system stability
- [November 30, 2021]: A similar build is unfurling to the ZenFone 8 Flip in Japan. The update improves the system stability via build number 184.108.40.206.
ο Improve System Stability
- [November 26, 2021]: The Japan model of ZenFone 8 is receiving a new update on the firmware version 220.127.116.11. The build is not major but it improves the system stability, ensuring a seamless performance.
ο Improve System Stability
- [November 12, 2021]: Asus is releasing another update for the ZenFone 8 Flip via the version number JP_18.104.22.168. The update is not a major one, but it improves the system’s stability for a seamless user experience. Also, it is presently rolling out in Japan while other regions could also get a hit soon.
- [October 22, 2021]: After a couple of days, a similar package is rolling out to the partner device, ZenFone 8 Flip on the firmware version JP_22.214.171.124. It adds current security maintenance, improves camera quality ad stability, and improves system stability.
- [October 20, 2021]: The ZenFone 8 is receiving a new software update on versionJP_126.96.36.199. The package bumps the safety version to October 2021 thus, improving the system stability. Also, it improves camera quality and stability.
- [September 2, 2021]: The ZenFone 8 is getting a new update that carries a couple of improvements The build arrives on firmware version JP_188.8.131.52 which is currently live in Japan. The update improves the system stability and the unlocking performance of fingerprint authentication.
- [August 11, 2021]: The current update for the ZenFone 8 Flip inculcates some system and camera optimizations. The build bears the firmware version RU_184.108.40.206 and is rolling out in several regions. Click here to read about the update in detail.
- [August 9, 2021]: ZenFone 8 is grabbing the July 2021 security maintenance with other improvements and optimizations. The build is unfurling in several regions through the firmware version RU_220.127.116.11. Visit our dedicated article to know about the changes.
- [July 29, 2021]: The current update for the ZenFone 8 Flip inculcates the patch for July. The build bears the firmware version RU_18.104.22.168 which is live in several regions. Read about the other changes here.
- [July 14, 2021]: ZenFone 8 Flip is receiving a new software update that brings the May 2021 security maintenance and more. The build is rolling out via firmware version RU_22.214.171.124. Talking about more changes, the package adds the AOC ‘Tap to show’ function along with optimizations in the system stability. But mainly, it emphasizes stabilizing the network and call aspects. Take a look here for precise details.
- [June 22, 2021]: ZenFone 8 is grabbing a new software update in Russia via the firmware version 8_RU_126.96.36.199. the package brings a couple of fixes with some optimization in the system stability. Moreover, it improves the pocket mode threshold and detection. But mainly, the package emphasizes stabilizing the network aspects. Read the changelog here.
- [June 21, 2021]: Asus is ready to deliver another software update to the ZenFone 8 Flip. For the worldwide variants, the build arrives on firmware version WW_188.8.131.52. Whereas, it can be identified by version RU_184.108.40.206 and EU_220.127.116.11 for Russian and European models respectively. The package emphasizes resolving network issues. Tap here to know more.
- [June 13, 2021]: A new software update is making way to the Zenfone 8 as firmware 18.104.22.168. The update primarily focuses on optimizing the device stability for an overall better experience. They have also optimized the fingerprint scanner stability. After this update, users can expect slightly better battery life due to the alleged improvements to the system power consumption. Read more here.
- [June 7, 2021]: Asus is pushing another software update for the ZenFone 8 Flip. The new build arrives on the firmware version RU_22.214.171.124. It brings a couple of additions which you can read here.
- [May 28, 2021]: ZenFone 8 is getting a new update on build number 126.96.36.199 in the European market. The update enhances the system performance and stability along with the quality of the camera app. Moreover, the phone call quality is also optimized with the package. Refer to our dedicated page for changelog.
- [May 20, 2021]: Asus is pushing another software for the ZenFone 8 Flip. The build arrives on the firmware version EU_188.8.131.52. The new software gives special attention to the camera app by improving its quality and fixing thumbnail issues in third-party apps. Additionally, the changelog mentions some fixes and enhancements that improve system performance and stability. Read these changes by tapping here.
- [May 17, 2021]: It’s not been even a week and Asus is rolling a fresh software update to the ZenFone 8 series. The new software for the duo updates the firmware version 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 respectively. The package includes some new features with a couple of fixes along with a bump in the security level. Visit our dedicated article to see the new changes.
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As usual, the OTA build is rolling out in batches, making it take more time to hit every unit. If you have an Asus ZenFone 8 or ZenFone 8 Flip, you will receive a pop-up notification anytime soon. Alternatively, you can flash the firmware via Settings app > System > System updates > Download and install.