Asus recently launched its two new flagships, the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro smartphones. Both the phones take the legacy of 2019’s Asus Zenfone 6 or Asus 6z, forward. In terms of device, the phone is almost similar to last year’s device but the rotating camera now houses one more camera and has some more extra features. So, the device is more new on the inside, than outside. In this post, we will give you a dedicated Android 11 update tracker for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro devices. This will be a one-stop-shop for all your information about the Android 11 update for Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro.
We will try to give you all the latest information about the recent developments on the latest status of the Android 11 updates for the devices. So, if you own the latest beasts from Asus, then you should check this post back often to keep yourself up to date regarding the latest updates for the devices. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the dedicated Android 11 software update tracker for Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro.
Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro – Device Specifications
Talking about the Asus Zenfone 7, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset while on the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC. The normal variant of the phone will house with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Whereas, the Zenfone 7 Pro variant will come with 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage. So, there is a bump in the storage capacity between the two.
Talking about the cameras here lies some actual differences between the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. Notably, the Zenfone 7 does not spot OIS for any of the cameras. However, the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro packs OIS for main and telephoto cameras. So, you would be able to capture better stable images and videos using the Pro variant. Obviously, a pro of shedding some more money. Moreover, the Zenfone 7 Pro comes with a 64MP primary lens and is capable of recording [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, 1080p[email protected]/60/240fps, and [email protected] The other two cameras are 8MP + 12MP.
Talk about the display, the duo comes with a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display, which produces 1080 x 2400 pixels, at an aspect ratio of 20:9 with 395 PPI density. Besides, both the phones come with a 90Hz refresh rate display to give a smooth user experience. Other features include HDR10+ compatibility and are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro comes with stereo speakers and a fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone. Under the hood, the phones are powered by a 5000 mAh battery that supports Fast charging 30W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse charging.
Android 11 Update Tracker
Here you will be able to find all the latest information related to Android 11 for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. Note that we will keep adding all the latest info about the Android 11 updates for the duo at the bottom of the table along with the update date. So, keep an eye on that.
Updated on October 14, 2020: Seems like Asus is joining the big leagues and is rolling out the first Android 11 Beta 1 update for its 2020 flagships, Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. The update is arriving for the users who have signed up for the public beta testing program. Notably, this is the first beta build of the Android 11 update. We are not sure how many beta builds will be pushed by Asus before the stable version of the update hits the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. The update arrives with version number 30.04.31.30 and is a little over 1GB in size.
There are tons of new features as you would expect from an Android 11 update. For instance, there are bubble notifications for messenger apps, an improved Quick Settings panel, more control over app permission, Nearby Share, revamped stock apps like Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, etc. Here is the complete changelog of the Android 11 Beta 1 update for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro:
- Update information
1. Upgraded system to Android 11
2. Revamped Mobile Manager. Contacts, Phone, File Manager. Calculator, Gallery. Weather. Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, and Local backup apps.
3. Support One-time permissions, improved scoped storage, and auto revoke app permission
4. Support to keep Bluetooth connection when airplane mode is activated
5. Adjusted notification tray to Android 11 design. Support notification conversations
6. Classic button style supports device control and Google Pay in Android 11. Removed screenshot option
7. Added Use key to adjust volume and advanced options for back gesture Settings. Updated Style and Auto switch in System color scheme Settings
8. Added Notification history and Bubbles settings
9. Adjusted the Quick Settings panel design. and support media control. Added Nearby Share tiles (Need to add manually)
10. Please back up your data upgrading to Android
11. If you want to downgrade your device’s software version to Android 1 0 by an official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage.
Updated on September 18, 2020: Soon after the launch of Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. Users are pretty excited to know when the devices will pick up Android 11 updates. Well, as per the latest development, an Asus moderator has shed some light on this information. As per the moderator, the Android 11 updates are already lineup up and planned for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro and officially, the information will be shared with the audience. Here is what the actual statement from the moderator reads:
The Android R beta of ZenFone 6 has already started, and the part of ZenFone 7 is already in planning!
We will announce the latest news on ZenTalk as soon as possible.
Updated on September 23, 2020: Asus has recently announced the starting of the beta recruitment for the Android 11 update for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. The supported models for this beta program are ZenFone 7 (ZS670KS) & ZenFone 7 Pro (ZS671KS). The recruitment period begins from September 23 and will continue till October 5, 2020. Till then all those who own an Asus Zenfone 7 and are interested in trying out the Android 11 beta update can register themselves with this program. Those who are selected will be notified via email. As per the official post here are some more details on that:
- Requirements to participate in this program
- Own a ZenFone 7 (ZS670KS) or ZenFone 7 Pro (ZS671KS).
- Be a member of ZenTalk and actively participate in the discussion of ZenFone on ZenTalk.
- Be able to read and provide feedback in English
- Be familiar with the Android operating system
- Didn’t unlock the device before
Those who successfully register for this program will be getting the beta Android 11 update first hand. All the beta testers would have to provide regular feedback so that the company can implement and polish the OS before the stable release. For those who are wondering how they can join this program follow the steps below:
- Head over to [Setting] > [System] > [System update] and click the gear icon.
- Now tap on the “Enroll in the Beta Test Program” button under Settings.
- Note that this option will be available in the firmware version 22.214.171.124. So, make sure that you have the required firmware installed on your phone.
- Click on Agree and sign up with the Asus members account.
- Fill in the beta test application and hit the Submit button.
Some of the apps like Google Play, Netflix, etc will not work with the beta firmware. So, make a note of that. For more information, you can head here.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post for the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro smartphones. Note that we will keep updating this post whenever a new update or any information related to Android 11 goes live for either of the phones. Moreover, we would advise you to keep checking this post to keep your devices up to date.
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