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Asus Updates Its ZenFone 3 Phones To Android Oreo

13 March 2018

At the recently concluded MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Asus unveiled a trio of smartphones such as the Zenfone 5 (a mid-range device balancing on the price and quality), Zenfone 5Z (flagship smartphone) and Zenfone 5 Lite (budget model among the three). The Asus Zenfone 5 Max with model number ASUS_X00QD is listed in Geekbench's database, and as per the information available, the phone is equipped with the decently powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC and the latest version of Android (v8.0 Oreo). However, this smartphone has now been spotted on a benchmarking site along with some of its key specifications. The processor is said to be paired with 4GB RAM.

The Android Oreo update is being pushed out in stages so it might take a while before it reaches your device. The phone manages a decent single-core score of 1518 and multi-core score of 5386 when compared with devices with Snapdragon 600 series SoC that we have reviewed in past. After all, ASUS has always put emphasis on battery life with its Max series smartphones. However, the company didn't showcase its upcoming smartphone, the Zenfone 5 Max, at the event.

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Alongside the three Zenfone 5 series, Asus also launched the ZenFone Max (M1) smartphone that follows the design language of last year's ZenFone Max Plus (M1). If the device is priced in the affordable segment and features a capacious battery, then we can consider it as a good buy in the market.

Also, now that the ZenFone 5 Max has appeared on Geekbench, we can expect it to be announced soon.

Asus Updates Its ZenFone 3 Phones To Android Oreo