The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 are getting the stable version of the ZenUI 8 update based on Android 11. It also comes bundled with the latest Android security patch. The main attraction of these two smartphones with this update is the one-handed operation mode similar to Android 12. Along with this, the two smartphones also received many bug fixes and improvements. Asus hasn’t mentioned any specific regions where the rollout will take place, so it’s safe to assume that it will be available in all markets in which the ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 are sold.
Asus ZenFone 7 Pro, Asus ZenFone 7 Update Log
Detailing Asus is bringing ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 a new feature, along with many bug fixes and improvements, in updating their ZenTalk blog. The highlight of the update is one-handed mode, inspired by Android 12. However, the update is still based on Android 11. Previously, in one-handed mode, the screen shrank both horizontally and vertically. Now, however, the screen will only shrink vertically, but this can be adjusted in the settings. A demo from Asus shows how this can be done:
Other changes in ZenUI 8 update for ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 include an updated but unspecified Android security patch. Along with this, it also includes fixes for recording stuck in 4K 60FPS mode, color blocks in photos selected in Beautiful Skin mode, automatic updates for the weather app, and lag and dropouts issues that occurred during gameplay.
The firmware version for the update is 126.96.36.199. The size of the update is not yet known. Users are advised to update their smartphone when it is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection and is on charging. The update is expected to roll out in stages and should automatically receive eligible ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 smartphones. However, users can upgrade to Settings> System> System Updates to manually check for updates.