A couple of months ago, Asus introduced the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro as its flagship contenders for 2020. The handsets brought several improvements in comparison to the last year’s ZenFone 6. The display got an upgrade to AMOLED, but the company also kept the very popular and currently, unique, flipping camera mechanism. The buzz has passed since the launch and many users are already enjoying the new flagships. To make the life of these users easy and improve usability, Asus is rolling out a new firmware update.
One interesting thing to notice is that this isn’t a mere incremental update. It comes with an urgent hotfix for the cameras of the flagship duo. Apparently, the camera license would experience at the end of October 2020. The new update basically renews this license, allowing users to enjoy the recently released flagship without unexpected issues. In fact, the camera mechanism seems to be one of the highlights of the ZenFone 7 series. So Asus should keep the hard work to improve the experience. The flipping camera comprises very capable modules as the main camera but also allows users to have the world’s best selfies.
The changelog for the Asus ZenFone 7 & 7 Pro isn’t very extensive. It just lists the main fixes, and basically reveals that this update is all about improving and ensuring the camera’s functionality.
ZenFone 7 / 7 Pro update changelog
- Hotfix for camera license expiration at the end of October 2020
- Please ensure the upgrade to this version for the proper camera functionality
The new firmware update also improves an occasional shaking issue when recording 60 fps videos. Moreover, it optimizes the camera effects that are available and tunes the flip camera to make it react properly when it hits an obstacle. Last but not least, the update also introduces VoWiFi support for the Hong Kong carrier CSL. It also fixes some issues with APN settings for the Windtre carrier in Italy.
The vanilla ZenFone 7 comes with a triple camera sensor comprising a 64MP wide camera with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. The device also comes with an 8MP telephoto unit with 80mm, f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, and 3x optical zoom. Last but not least we have a 12MP ultrawide unit with f/2.2 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF. The ZenFone 7 Pro retains almost the same setup, however, the high-end model brings 4-axis OIS on the primary and telephoto lens. Both phones are capable of recording 8k videos at 30 fps, 4K at 60fps, slow-motion 4k at 120 fps, 1080p at 240 fps. The 64MP camera also allows users to play with the cutting edge 8K video recording.
The update is reaching users in a gradual manner. It may take a couple of days to reach everyone, so be patient.