[Update: Jan. 22] Asus ZenFone 7 & ZenFone 7 Pro software update tracker

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This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on September 1, 2020) follows:

Just like the ROG Phone 3 that came out in July, users are now excited about the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro from Asus. The powerful duo was announced in August and is expected to release this month.

While users are highly liking the ROG Phone 3 because of its game-ready specs, the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro are also said to offer some serious hardware. However, there is some development on the software front and that’s even before both devices have hit the market.

Asus has released the first software update for the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro which offers a bunch of improvements and fixes among some features. This is good news considering users will get a more optimized and stable experience with their ZenFone 7 or 7 Pro.

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The update version 29.12.18.10 brings fixes for the occasional system restart, screen brightness adjustment and DC dimming, and Camera night mode quality and noise performance issues on the Global ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro variants.

Moreover, the first update enables Google Lens on the Asus Camera app along with the addition of Dual-band WiFi network and group alarm features. Apart from this, the update includes the functionality to mute a single app when multiple apps in the foreground make sounds.

Here are the release notes for the Asus ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro update:

[Release Note]

1. Improved System/touch freeze problem.
2. Fixed the occasional system restart issue.
3. Improve occasional DC dimming flicker and screen brightness adjustment.
4. Enabled Google Lens on Asus Camera.
5. Improved the photo quality of Camera night mode
6. Improved the performance for camera noise
7. Added group alarm feature.
8. Added Dual-band Wi-Fi network feature.
9. Allowed to mute a single app when multiple foreground apps make sounds.
Source

Asus has recently released a new update for the ROG Phone 3 which enables the VoLTE/VoWiFi support in several regions along with a bunch of improvements. More on that here. That said, it is good to see OEMs like Asus always striving to deliver the best user experience with such updates.

Meanwhile, you can check out our dedicated Asus section for more such stories.

Update 1 (September 02)

IST: 09:02 pm: The duo is receiving a new update, bumping the from version 29.12.18.10 to 29.12.18.12. The new update brings improved system performance and that’s all, at least according to the changelog.

Update 2 (September 07)

IST: 06:05 pm: The devices are now getting a new update bumping the version to 29.12.18.14. As for the changes it offers, the update improves touch stability and also enhances the sound quality of the Bluetooth headsets.

Update 3 (September 29)

IST: 02:58 pm: According to an announcement on the ZenTalk community, the Asus ZenFone 7 has bagged a new update that brings along a few improvements and fixes. We’ve added the release notes for the update version 29.13.7.24 below:

【Release Note】
– Updated Android security patch
– Improved touch stability of glove mode
– Improved camera quality
– Improved camera stability
– Fixed video unclear issue when turning on hypersteady.
– Fixed BoardMic test fail issue

Update 4 (October 20)

IST: 06:31 pm: Asus has rolled out a new update for the ZenFone 7 Pro which comes as version 29.13.7.44. It brings a couple of optimizations and also enables VoWiFi on CSL (HK).

Release Notes:

1. Hotfix for camera license expiration at the end of October 2020
2. Please ensure upgrade to this version for proper camera functionality
3. Optimized the logic of camera flipping obstacle detection
4. Optimized the dynamic camera photo effect

5. Improved the occasional shaking issue in Camera 60FPS video mode
6. Updated IT Windtre APN
7. Enabled VoWiFi on CSL (HK)
(Source)

Update 4 (October 26)

IST: 05:01 pm: Asus has begun rolling out a new update for the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro. It is available as version 29.13.7.47 and brings some optimizations and improvements to the two devices.

Release Notes:

1. Hotfix for camera license expiration at the end of October 2020
2. Please ensure upgrade to this version for proper camera functionality
3. Improved touch stability
4. Applied power saving notification of dark mode
5. Optimized the logic of camera flipping obstacle detection
6. Updated Sweden Telenor APN
(Source)

Update 5 (November 17)

IST: 01:10 pm: Asus has now released a new update for the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro and the ZenFone 7. The new update is available on the WW, RU, and EU SKUs as version 29.14.53.5.

The new update does not bring any significant new features or bug-fixes, however, it improves the touch and camera stability and brings a new security patch as highlighted by the release notes.

– Turned on the “Auto-download via Wi-Fi” setting in System update by default
– Updated Android securtiy patch
– Improved touch stability
– Improved camera stability

Update 6 (December 23)

IST: 12:52 pm: Asus ZenFone 7 and Asus ZenFone 7 Pro are getting a new update which offers the November security patch along with camera quality improvements. The update comes as version 29.14.53.14.

[Release Note]

– Updated Android security patch (2020/11/5)
– Improved camera quality
(Source 1, 2, 3)

Update 7 (January 22)

IST: 04:02 pm: Asus is rolling out a fix for the bug which resulted in the Widevine license dropping from L1 to L3 on the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro.

The update also brings the January security patch and enables VoLTE on the Telia network in Lithuanian. Further, the release notes state that the update improves the touch stability.

[Release Notes]

– Updated Android security patch to 2021-01-05
– Improved touch stability
– Enabled Volte on Telia (LT)
– Fixed Widevine downgrade to L3 issue

The update is live for the Taiwanese and Global (WW) SKUs.

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