The Asus Zenfone 8 receives a new software update, version 126.96.36.199, which brings the October 2021 Android security patch and also optimizes the quality and stability of the smartphone’s camera.
The ZenUI-based update is deployed on Japanese and Global Zenfone 8 units with the model number “ZS590KS”. Below are the patch notes for the update:
- Optimized camera stability and quality
- Optimized system stability
- Android security patch update to 2021-10-05
As always, the update is done in batches and may take a few days to reach all units. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings> System> System updates on your phone.
Earlier this month, Asus announced the Android 12 beta program for Zenfone 8 to let users experience the latest version of Android OS before its official release.
Asus Zenfone 8: Specifications and Features
The Asus Zenfone 8 comes with a 5.9-inch FHD + Samsung E4 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 1,100 nits. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
For photography and video shooting, the phone has a dual rear camera system with a 64 MP Sony IMX686 main camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP wide angle lens with Dual PD autofocus. For selfies and video chats, you get a Sony IMX663 12MP sensor with Dual PDAF.
Finally, the Zenfone 8 is backed by a 4000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging technology which is said to deliver 60% charge in 25 minutes. Connectivity and other features on board the phone include – WiFi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, USB Type-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack and two stereo speakers with Dirac HD sound, etc.