Latest ZenFone 5Z update adds lift to face unlock function, gesture mode and new camera functions

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Asus Zenfone 5Z software update

Asus has a new update for ZenFone 5Z users that brings the device close to what Google has for you in the new Android Pie update.

In addition to the many UI changes, Android Pie’s other major highlight is the gesture navigation that replaces the traditional button-based system. The new feature can be found under the Display settings where one needs to enable it under the Navigation Bar. This is the same feature you’ll also find in the likes of MIUI, ColorOS, and even OxygenOS, among other skins.

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The update, which comes as version 80.30.96.71, and 80.30.96.80, also brings the lift-to-wake function and adjusts dual SIM default to 4G for SIM 1 and 3G for SIM 2. If the OTA notification hasn’t arrived on your ZenFone 5Z, it should do so soon, especially since the update dates back to August 14 (also, August 24 for version 80.30.96.80).

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ZenFone 5Z update news

Here is the full changelog from Asus:

12 New Functionalities

  • Lift to Face unlock
    • No need to press the power button to wake and face unlock
  • Gesture Controls incorporated
  • 10 New Camera Functionalities
    • Live Filters enabled in the camera
    • Enable RAW file support
    • Enable Panorama feature
    • Support Auto anti-flicker feature (Phone will auto detect electricity frequency based on lighting condition and switch the frequency setting between 50 Hz and 60 Hz to prevent flickering)
    • Add on/off button for EIS
    • Enable flash in Pro mode
    • Support EIS feature in FHD@60FPS & 18:9@30FPS
    • Support EIS/OIS auto switch feature during video recording (The Camera will switch to either OIS or EIS to take super smooth videos depending on conditions)
    • Support over heat detection in video recording mode (Mainly useful while recording)
    • Support 3 Dimensional Noise Reduction feature also in PRO mode

4 Camera Improvements

  • HDR Functionality improvements
  • Improve Manual White Balance function in PRO mode
  • Selfie Camera improvements
  • Boost audio quality in video to 192kbps bitrate

That’s all.

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