Asus is a Taiwanese brand that was introduced in 1989 with products ranging from gaming to PC to laptops and more. The brand has a top-notched R&D facility where it researches with the new tech and unveils something new every year. Asus recently introduced its ZenFone 6Z with an interesting flip-up camera module where the mechanism populated with two sensors acts as rear cameras in normal position and flips up to transform into front cameras.
Asus has a wide range of smartphones under various lineup may it be the ROG Phones which are essentially high-octane gaming phones. Asus has ZenFone Live, ZenFone Go, ZenFone Selfie, and similar lineups where users can simply choose from a wide range of phones within these lineup allowing them to be a little flexible with their budget. Asus is an Android-enabled smartphone brand which means all the phones that you’ll find with Asus branding have Android OS built-in either as stock or with a custom skin.
Asus phones will start receiving Android 10 by the end of this year although we don’t have any specific timeline or even an official list of supported devices. But hey, we are GetDroidTips provide you with more than what others could so here be an explicit list of Android 10 Supported Asus Devices based on their specs and a few other factors although it could change so no commitments here.
- List of Android 10 supported Asus Devices
- List of Asus Devices That Aren’t Eligible For Android 10
- AOSP Android 10 for Asus devices:
Android 10 Features
Location Controls: No you have more control over which app uses your location and when. You can either deny access to the location services or accept it every time or just instruct it to use it only when the said app is in use.
Dark Mode: The Dark theme paints the UI dark that reduces strain on the eyes while it is light on the battery as well. The dark UI is good when used during night as opposed to the usual bright theme which adversely impacts eyes as well.
Gesture Navigation: The newly revamped gesture navigation eradicates the use of virtual buttons and sliders and replaces it with gestures to call out actions such as to go back to the previous menu or page or folder, swipe on the right or left or pull the slider on the bottom gently to view the Home screen and so on.
Sound Amplifier: Want to watch your favorite movie or listen to the music you like but can’t because of the excess background noise, Sound Amplifier does what one could assume. It amplifies sound and decreases noise and personalizes frequencies as per the user’s hearing for an overall best experience mounted with wired headphones.
Privacy Controls: Android 10 emphasis on privacy and security of the users and thus, offers a bunch of settings dedicated to controlling user’s privacy from prying eyes. You can check out web and app activity as well as personal data and permissions that apps use to do their job and so on.
Family Link: It is not some kind of family subscription service (as the name would suggest) but offers excellent parental controls over your children’s smartphones. You can gain insights on what apps they use, their screen time and limit it and impose digital ground rules to prevent addiction and exposure to inappropriate content.
List of Android 10 supported Asus Devices
Asus ZenFone 7
The Asus ZenFone 7 has finally arrived globally after it was launched in Taiwan in the last week of August 2020. The device packs in a Snapdragon 865 processor, a 6.67” Super AMOLED display, a 6/8GB RAM and a 64MP triple camera setup housed on a flip up camera mechanism. The device runs on the latest Android 10-based ZenUI 7.
Update as of September 1: The Asus ZenFone 7 is now getting its first software upgrade with version number 22.214.171.124. The update brings bug fixes and improvements on-board such as DC dimming, screen brightness adjustment among others. These updates are being rolled out for the global variants of ZenFone 7 and brings Google Lens to the Asus Camera app as well. There’s also a feature to mute a single app when there are multiple apps making sounds in the foreground. [Source]
Update as of September 02: Apparently, the Asus ZenFone 7 is now getting upgraded to version 126.96.36.199 from its original 188.8.131.52. The update brings system performance improvements among others such as improved DC dimming flickering and so on.
Update as of September 7: As per the latest update, the ZenFone 7 is now intercepting 184.108.40.206 arriving with improvements to touch stability and sound quality of Bluetooth headset. [Source]
Update as of September 29: As per the announcement made on ZenTalk, the ZenFone 7 is now intercepting software updates with version 220.127.116.11. This brings an updated security patch along with improved camera stability and quality among others. It also brings bug fixes to BoardMic. [Source]
Update as of October 26: The new update brings on-board 18.104.22.168 on ZenFone 7 Pro with improvements and optimizations to touch stability, hotfix camera license expiration, power saving notification when engaged in dark mode. [Source]
Update as of November 17: Turns out Asus is now seeding in a new software update on Asus ZenFone 7 with version 22.214.171.124 for the WW, RU, and EU variants. The update brings an updated Android security patch, improved camera and touch stability among other updates. [EU, RU, WW]
Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
The Pro variant of ZenFone 7 launched in the first week of September 2020 globally sports a 6.67” Super AMOLED panel, a Snapdragon 865+ powers the device while the 5000 mAh battery takes care of the power requirements. The device has a 8GB RAM, a 64MP triple flip up camera setup. The device runs on the latest Android 10-based ZenUI 7 and no doubt it will get Android 11 in the near future as well.
Update as of September 1: The ZenFone 7 Pro is now intercepting a new software update with version 126.96.36.199. It arrives with many bug fixes and improvements along with it. The list includes Google Lens added to the Camera app, screen brightness adjustment, DC dimming among other functionalities. [Source]
Update as of September 2: The ZenFone 7 Pro is now intercepting version number 188.8.131.52 with improved system performance among other upgrades. [Source]
Update as of September 7: The ZenFone 7 Pro is now getting software version number 184.108.40.206 based on the existing Android 10 upgrade. It is a minor upgrade with touch stability and sound quality over Bluetooth headset improvements. [Source]
Update as of September 29: According to the latest update, the ZenTalk community announces a new update for 220.127.116.11 on ZenFone 7 with bug fixes and improvements. It brings bug fixes to BoardMic, improved camera stability and quality among others. [Source]
Update as of October 20: Per the latest update, the ZenFone 7 Pro is now intercepting software version number 18.104.22.168. It has enabled VoWiFi on CSL, hotfix to camera license expiration, optimized dynamic camera photo effect among others. [Source]
Update as of October 26: According to the latest update coming from an announcement made on ZenTalk community, it brings software update version 22.214.171.124 with improvements and optimizations to the various features. [Source]
Asus ZenFone 5Z
The Asus ZenFone 5Z was introduced last year with Snapdragon 845 SoC onboard along with dual Sony IMX363 cameras and AI inside. The device has 4/6/8GB RAM options and 64/128/256GB of internal storage variants. The device has been roped-in by Google under Project Treble which means it has already received Android 10 beta 4 (live) and will get the stable update once Google launches it officially in August 2019.
Update as of November 27, 2019: The Asus Zenfone 5Z is finally getting the Android 10 a few months after it was released officially. The update is carrying version number 100.04.44.98 weighing at 1.70GB and brings loads of features of Android 10 based on ZenUI 6 on-board. It is arriving as OTA and thus, should take some time to correspond on all other devices. You can still tap here to download the firmware and flash it manually. [Source]
Update as of September 2: Earlier, Asus announced that the ZenFone 5Z will not get Android 11 which took the world by storm. This is why users have metaphorically hijacked forums and other community portals asking Asus to upgrade the ZenFone 5Z to Android 11. Some of the users settled on getting a new updated custom UI ZenUI 7 on top of Android 10 or get Android 11 with ZenUI 6. It is yet to be seen whether or not Asus agrees to the demands or the users will have to look out for custom ROMs since ZenFone 5Z is out of support now. [Source]
Asus ZenFone 5
Update as of August 6: Asus delivered another sort-of disappointment to Asus Zenfone 5 users as the latest update yanks up the security patch level to the latest one while keeping the firmware based on Android 9.0. The update is arriving with software version number 16.0615.2006 as per the official release notes as per the Asus ZenTalk community for its Global and Russian variants. [Source]
Update as of September 2: Earlier, Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus confirmed that the ZenFone 5, lesser known brother to ZenFone 5Z, will no longer get Android 11. This caused quite a stir in the ZenFone 5 user base as people demanded to get Android 11 on-board. Many of the users took to the internet posting about the upgrade citing Samsung’s decision to upgrade a series of flagship phones thrice rather than twice as earlier. There’s no word from Asus at this moment but people are ready to settle for a new skin on top of Android 10 i.e. ZenUI 7 or get Android 10 with ZenUI 6. It is highly likely that people will have to look out for custom ROMs instead of waiting for Asus response. [Source]
Asus ZenFone 6
ZenFone 6 is the latest addition to the Asus family sporting the top-notched Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, the device packs in a 64/128/256GB of internal storage and 6/8GB of RAM. The device sports a rather interesting flip-up front-camera mechanism sporting two high-end sensors and has a 5,000 mAh battery under-the-hood that provides it power all day long. Since the phone was just launched, it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. It will surely get boasted to Android 10 without any doubt although the timeline is yet unavailable.
Date: To Be Announced
Asus ROG Phone II
Update as of March 09: After taking part in the Android 10 beta program, the Asus ROG Phone 2 finally intercepted the Android 10 stable update as on March 9 as per the announcement made by ROG Global’s official handle. It was taken down although the update stays.
Update as of March 19: The Android 10 for ROG Phone II has since arrived in Japan bearing software version number 17.0210.2001.0 weighing at 1.07GB in size and it is available for model number ZD0KL-BK512R12 or ZS660KL-BK1TR12 on March 17. ZenTalk Vietnam also confirmed the reception of the new firmware update to Android 10 bearing software version 17.0210.2001.06 on the ROG Phone 2 devices. Two days after that, the Android 10 was served for ROG Phone II bearing software version 17.0210.2001.60. [Source]
Asus ZenFone Live L2 SDM430
The ZenFone Live L2 has two variants of which, this is the SDM430 variant will run on a quad-core processor and has 2GB RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. The device comes with Android 8.0 Oreo although it was introduced earlier this year which means even if it receives Android 10, it won’t be before mid-2020.
Status: It might receive Android 10
Date: To Be Announced
Asus ZenFone Live L2 SDM425
Similar to the SDM430 counterpart, the ZenFone Live L2 SDM425 comes with 2GB RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It has a 5.5-inch IPS display and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo which as I aforementioned, makes it one of the few phones that could get Android 10 but even if it does, it will be sometime in mid-2020 unless Asus drops support for it which is highly unlikely.
Status: It might receive Android 10
Date: To Be Announced
Asus ZenFone Max Shot
The next is the notched 6.26-inch IPS 1080 x 2280 pixels display with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage options. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Snapdragon SiP 1 octa-core processor under the hood. Since the device just launched this year, it is in tow to get Android 10 since the probability is high but let’s wait for an official list from the Taiwanese brand to confirm it.
Status: It might receive Android 10
Date: To Be Announced
Asus ZenFone Max (M2)
Update as of November 13: Asus ZenFone Max M2 users have been eagerly waiting for Android 10 and yet it is unavailable. Turns out the Russian, Japanese, India, and Global variant of the phone is now getting a security patch update on-board Android 9.0 Pie. The update is arriving with version number 16.2018.2010.76 which is the same for all the variants of M2. The device is yet to get upgraded to Android 10 let alone Android 11 which may not be happening anytime soon on ZenFone Max M2. [Source]
Update as of April 3: Where some devices have already upgraded to Android 11, Asus ZenFone Max is one of the many who are struggling to get even the Android 10 as a stable version. This is because Asus ZenFone Max has already got Android 10 beta updates but there is no stable update. With that being said, the end of expectations on Android 10 stable update for ZenFone Max is near as Asus Russia replied to a user requery that there are no plans to release the stable update on the device. Note that since there’s no Android 10, there won’t be any Android 11 update which goes without saying.
Update as of April 5: A latest update on the Max not planned to get Android 10 states that the Asus India has mentioned that an announcement will be made w.r.t. the M2 getting Android 10 stable update when a user made a query. The tech giant did ask users to wait for announcement which means there is an Android 10 update in the pipeline although this contradicts the previous email sent over by Asus Russia. [Source]
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M2)
The ZenFone Max Plus M2 brings a similar Max Shot-like specifications although with just a single 3GB+32GB storage option. The device was introduced with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box which means it has a high probability of getting Android 10 although we don’t confirm it until a proper list is provided by Asus or Google.
Status: It might receive Android 10
Date: To Be Announced
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
Update as of September 8: Users are facing touch screen response issues on their Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. A user took to ZenTalk reporting the issue to which the ZenTalk moderator said that she hasn’t received any report for touch screen response issues after users upgraded to Android 10 beta. The moderator answered the same in a different thread and added that either upgrade to the Android 10 beta which has fixed the issue for sure or wait until the Android 10 stable version arrives. There’s no ETA available around the stable Android 10 update on Max Pro M2 even though it has received a number of beta updates already. This also means that the issue is rising on Android 9.0 Pie so upgrading to Android 10 beta should help. [Source]
Asus ROG Phone
Update as of November 23: Well, the Asus ROG Phone is now intercepting a new update with version number 16.0420.2009.39. Unfortunately, it isn’t based on Android 10 and thus, the Asus ROG Phone is yet elusive on Android 10. [Source]
Update as of January 7: It is odd being one of the most powerful gaming phone of 2018 and not getting the 2019’s Android 10. Apparently, that’s the case with ROG Phone released in 2018 and it is yet to get clearance with Android 10 updates. Perhaps, ROG Phone users will have to be satisfied with Android 9.0 Pie builds as apparently, the phone may not get Android 10. This comes from an ZenTalk moderator on Asus’ community where the moderator mentioned that there’s no Android 10 update planned for ZS600KL or Asus ROG Phone. If that can be deciphered, it is clear that ROG Phone is unlikely to upgraded to Android 10 when the devices launches almost at the same time like OnePlus 6 is as near as Android 11 upgrade as one could be. [Source]
Released in the Year 2018
These are the smartphones from Asus that were introduced in 2018 where some will get the update irrespective of the time it takes to release while some might not support it. Note that the list is unofficial at the moment as Asus hasn’t confirmed yet.
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Max (M2)||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Max M1 ZB556KL||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Lite L1||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Live L1 Go Edition||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Ares||It is most likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone ROG Phone||It is most likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Live L1||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5 Selfie||It won’t get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5 Selfie Pro||It won’t get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5Q||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Max M1 SD430||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone Max M1 SD425||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5 Lite SD630||It won’t get Android 10|
|Asus ZenFone 5 Lite SD430||It won’t get Android 10|
List of Asus Devices That Aren’t Eligible For Android 10
Released in the Year 2017
|Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1||V Live||Pegasus 4S|
|4 Selfie Lite||ZenFone V||4 Selfie ZB553KL|
|4 Max Pro SD430 / SD425||Pegasus 4A||4 Pro|
|Pegasus 3S||4 ZE554KL SD660||4 Selfie|
|4 ZE554KL||4 Max ZC520KL / ZC550 TL||4 Selfie Pro|
|4 Max SD425 / SD430||ZenPad Z8s ZT582KL||ZenPad 10 Z301MF / Z301M/ Z301MFL / Z301ML|
|ZenPad 10 Z301M||ZenPad 10 Z301MFL||ZenPad 10 Z301ML|
|3S 8.0 Z582KL||Live ZB501KL||ZenPad ZC521Tl|
|3 Zoom ZE553KL||ZenFone AR|
Released in the Year 2016
|ZenPad 10 / Z300M / M1000M / M1000CNL / M1000C / Z300CNG / Z300CNL||ZenPad C Z171KG||ZenFone Go ZB690KG / ZB500KG / ZB450KL / ZB552KL|
|ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL||ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL / ZC520TL||ZenFone 3 Deluxe / ZS550KL / SD821|
|ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL / 10 Z500M||ZenFone 3 Laser||ZenFone 3S 10 Z500M|
|ZenFone 3 ZE520KL / Ultra / ZE552KL||ZenPad 7.0 M700KL / M700C||ZenPad Z8|
|Pegasus 3||ZenFone Max 2016||ZenPad 8 M800M|
|ZenPad 8 Z380M||ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE / ZB551KL / ZB452KG||Pegasus 5000|
Released in the Year 2015
|ZenFone Live||Go ZC451TG||2 Deluxe Spl Edition|
|ZenPad C 7.0 Z170C||ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL||ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL/octa|
|ZenPad 10 Z300CL/ Z300CG/ Z300C||ZenFone Go ZC500TG||ZenFone Max|
|ZenPad 7.0 Z370KL/ Z370CG/ Z370CG||ZenFone 2 Laser ZE600KL/ZE601KL/ ZE550KL/ZE500KG/ ZE500KL||ZenFone 2E|
|Pegasus 2 Plus||ZenPad 7.0 Z170MG||ZenPad S 8.0/ Z580CA 16GB/Z580CA|
|ZenFone Selfie||ZenPad 8.0 Z380C||ZenPad C 7.0|
|ZenFone 2 ZE550ML/ZE550CL/ ZE500CL/ ZE551ML Z3580/ ZE551 ML Z3560||FonePad 7 FE375CL/FE171CG||Pegasus X003|
|Zoom ZX551 ML||ZenFone C|
Released in the Year 2014 & 2013
|Pegasus X002||MeMO Pad 8 ME581C/ ME581CL/ ME181C / AST21||FonePad 8 FE380CG|
|MeMO Pad 10 ME103K||PadFone X mini/PF451CL||MeMo Pad 7 ME572CL/ ME572C / ME176C|
|ZenFone 5 A520CG||FonePad 7 FE375CXG / FE375CG / Dual FE175CG||ZenFone 4 A450CG|
|ZenFone 5 A500KL||FonePad 8||Transformer Pad TF303CL / TF103C|
|VivoTab Note 8 / RT TF600T||PadFone E/ X/ S/ mini||ZenFone 6 A601CG/ 6|
|ZenFone 5 A501CG/A500CG||ZenFone 4||PadFone mini 4.3|
|Transformer Book Trio||PadFone Infinity 2||FonePad 7 ME372CG|
|MeMo Pad 8 ME180A||MeMO Pad 10 ME102A||Google Nexus 7|
|FonePad Note 6||MeMO Pad FHD10||MeMO Pad HD 7|
|FonePad ME371MG||PadFone Infinity||MeMO Pad ME172V|
Why my phone doesn’t support upcoming Android upgrades?
Android updates rollout might seem like too simple but indeed it is not. There are variables that are constantly changed in order to dictate of any phone is eligible for an upcoming update or not. On Google’s side, it supports any smartphone for almost two years from its original release date although there are factors that are involved in rendering the support incompatible within the said period. On the OEM’s end, it tweaks the stock Android based on its UI (if any) and starts rolling out updates for compatible and eligible devices on a priority basis. Phones released this year have higher priority than last year’s phone while the specs sheet can make a difference as well before the OEM can look out for phones released last year beyond which it will cease to support older models.
The OEM choose which models which get the major update and which won’t even though a couple of them were eligible specs-wise. There are plenty of other factors including drivers, system requirements, locked or unlocked nature of a smartphone, etc that determines if your phone is even eligible for an upcoming upgrade or not and as said, this all process is treacherous and time-consuming.
What should I do if my Asus smartphone isn’t getting further updates?
If your phone isn’t getting any further stock Android upgrade or a custom skin programmed by your OEM based on AOSP, you can still check out if the smartphone manufacturers have any upgrade to its skin rather than an Android upgrade as that ship has sunk.
Another option is to install custom ROMs such as LineageOS that would allow users to get new features, new UI and more although note that these OSes aren’t official and would take a lot of work before you can finally use it on your device. If you are ready to work a bit on installation, you can try LineageOS 17 (based on Android 10) which will be released sometime in February 2020 but check if your phone is supported or not. Other custom ROMs are Havoc OS, Paranoid Android, Pixel Experience, Resurrection Remix OS, etc. Hope this Android 10 supported Asus devices satisfies your query.