After the successful rollout of the August 2020 Security Patch update for ROG Phone, Zenfone 5, and ROG Phone 3, Asus is now pushing the same update for Zenfone 6 smartphones. The new update for Zenfone 6 is bumping on 17.1810.2008.171 Firmware version. In terms of availability, the update is currently rolling out only in Asus’s home country (Japan).
Heading into the update, as per the release note, the update only appears with the August 2020 Security patch update. Reportedly, the company has not included any new features. So, the Security update may also include bug fixes for user-reported issues, optimizations, and improvements to the device.
Update Key Details
- Device Name: Asus Zenfone 6
- Model: ASUS_I01WD, ZS630KL, I01WD
- Region: Japan
- Android Version: 10
- Firmware version: 17.1810.2008.171
- Security Patch Level: August 2020
Similar to all the other updates, Asus is spinning out the updates in batches. So, you may need to wait for a few days to grab this update. In the meantime, follow below to check the update status manually.
How to update?
- Open Settings and navigate to Software updates.
- Now, Check for updates.
- Make sure to maintain at least 60% of charging before updating.
- Switch over to a WiFi network to avoid carrier data charges.
Asus Zenfone 6 Specifications
The device features a 6.4-inch display with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI density, and a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Chipset and it runs Android v9.0 Pie based ZenUI 6 out of the box. In-camera, the device packs with a dual flip camera that assemble with 48-MP + 13-MP.
Zenfone 5 is available in three variants – 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB model, and 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage variant. The device fuels with 5, 000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0, and more.
The smartphone is available in Midnight Black & Twilight Silver color options and carries a price tag of $789.