Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS is launching a new software update for the ASUS ZenFone 4. The package is distributed over the air and while it doesn't include a newer version of Android OS, it introduces some camera quality improvements and Wi-Fi performance enhancements. The software update is identified as the version 14.1060.1708.70 and is presently available for the ASUS ZenFone 4 bearing the model number ZE554KL.
As usual, the new software release is rolling out gradually and it will take up to a week for the package to reach every eligible ASUS ZenFone 4 unit. The update process started on October 3rd and users who are yet to receive an update notification can attempt to trigger the update manually by heading to the phone's settings menu and tapping their way to the "System Update" section of the "About" tab. Keep in mind that regardless of the update notification, it's recommended to download the update over a Wi-Fi network to avoid any possible extra charges or slow download speeds and make sure you have at least half of battery capacity left before initializing the installation.
The ASUS ZenFone 4 series was officially announced in August and became available for purchase on Amazon last month. The device arrives in two main configurations based on different chipsets and housing different amounts of RAM. One variant is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with the Adreno 508 graphics chip and 4GB of RAM, while the second variant ups the stakes and makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with the Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Aside from those differences, both variants employ a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display covered with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3, featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of around 400ppi. The smartphone's back panel accommodates a 12-megapixel camera with OIS and PDAF, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel shooter coupled with a dual-LED flash. As previously mentioned, the latest software update should further improve the camera's image quality but it's presently unclear whether these improvements will affect only one of the camera modules found on the device or both of them, as ASUS has yet to elaborate on the matter.