ZenFone 4 Android Pie update and other news: New OTA available for ZD552KL, ZD553KL, and ZE554KL models

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January 29, 2019: The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL) is receiving a new update with software version 71.50.395.77 and installs the latest Android security patch for January 2019. This update also improves general system performance, fixes bugs, and improves the stability of the phone.

This is an OTA update that may take some time to reach all units, so be patient the update is headed your way.

January 22, 2019: The latest Android security patch for January 2019 is now rolling out to the ZenFone 4 ZE554KL as version 15.0610.1901.22. The OTA also updates Google Mobile Services (GMS) and optimizes system charging stability. Be sure to grab it once the download notification shows up.

January 17, 2019: Asus is rolling out a new software update to the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD553KL) that installs a new Android security patch, updates privacy setting and Google apps, and fixes bugs from the previous update.

The update is arriving as version 15.0400.1901.504 and is airborne, meaning it will take some time before all ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro handsets get the download notification.


Original article below:

Asus’ range of smartphones, like many other Android OEMs, isn’t that easy to keep track of. Besides the sheer number of devices the company has out there, it’s naming strategy is pretty much messed up like the Samsungs and Huawei’s of this world.

In August 2017, for instance, the company unveiled the ZenFone 4 series. Here, you’ll come across multiple ZenFone 4 devices, with some of them sharing the same name but with different specs (and model numbers). In this post, we give you a detailed coverage of the ZenFone 4 updates for the entire series, whose members include Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL), ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL), ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL), ZenFone 4 Max Plus (ZC554KL), ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL), ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL), ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL), ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZB553KL), and ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite (ZB553KL).

Software update news for the ZenFone 4 Pro are captured here.

Software update timeline

Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL update timeline

  • Android 8.0 Oreo update available
  • Android 9 Pie update expected in Q1 2019
Date Software version Changelog
22 Jan 2019 15.0610.1901.22 | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch, updated Google Mobile Services (GMS) to version 201810, and optimizes system charging stability
06 Dec 2018 15.0610.1811.18 | Android 8.0 Fixes internet connection issue, adds DSDV feature and improves system stability
22 Nov 2018 15.0609.1811.1 | Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch, GPS optimizations, and Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 8.0_201809
20 Aug 2018 15.0405.1807.120 | Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, screenshot optimization, and updated Google Mobile Services (GMS) to v8.0_201806
24 July 2018 15.0405.1806.118 | Android 8.0 Fixes for car Bluetooth connectivity issues, messaging in Twin apps, and no home key feedback after unlocking the phone
9 July 2018 15.0405.1806.116 | Android 8.0 Updates to Privacy Setting, Google security patch and Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 8.0_201805
24 May 2o18 15.0405.1804.107 | Android 8.0 Privacy Setting update, Google security patch update, Google Mobile Services (GMS) upgrade to version 8.0_201803, Improve ZenUI Keyboard, and WiFi connection quality improved
27 Mar 2018 15.0405.1803.99 | Android 8.0 Fix Wi-Fi roaming problem, Google security patch update, GMS upgrade and Improved Camera App stability.
22 Feb 2018 15.0405.1802.93 | Android 8.0 System stability improvement on Phone rotating, Google security update for Spectre and Meltdown, and Fix gif mode loading wrong which results in animation darker issue.
31 Jan 2018 15.0405.1801.89 | Android 8.0 Gallery app Update for Power Consumption Improvement, Update Google GMS, and Update Google Security Patch.
11 Jan 2018 15.0405.1712.83 | Android 8.0 System Stability improvement, Fix voice cracking and glitching in outdoor mode, and Fix abnormal notification sound when making recordings.
29 Dec 2017 15.0405.1711.76 | Android 8.0 Upgrade to Android O, Swipe up to All apps, all app icon could be changed, and More friendly setting UI design.

Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC520KL update timeline

  • Android 8.1 Oreo now available
  • Android 9 Pie update expected in Q3 2019
Date Software version Changelog
22 Oct 2018 15.2016.1809.407  | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and ZenUI 5.0
13 Feb 2018 14.2016.1801.372 | Android 7.0 Optimize recording quality on WhatsApp, Improve Camera Effect, and Update ASUS/Google Apps.
15 Jan 2018 14.2016.1712.367 | Android 7.0 Optimize Camera APK stability, Update Google security patch and Update ASUS App.
11 Sep 2017 14.2016.1708.341 | Android 7.0 Fix LED indicator delay issue when charging, Optimize BT headset quality, Optimize system stability.

Asus ZenFone 4 Max (Plus/Pro) ZC554KL update timeline

  • Android 8.1 Oreo now available
  • Android 9 Pie update expected in Q3 2019
Date Software version Changelog
19 Dec 2018 15.2016.1812.505 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch, Updated GMS 8.1_201809, and Fix for indicator behavior issue for low-battery
15 Oct 2018 15.2016.1809.412 | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and ZenUI 5.0
21 Aug 2018 14.2016.1807.237 | Android 7.0 July 2018 Android security patch and updated Asus Apps
3 Apr 2018 14.2016.1803.233 | Android 7.0 Enable CHT VoWiFi, Update Google Apps, and Update Security patch.
12 Mar 2018 14.2016.1803.232 | Android 7.0 Update Google App and Update Google security patch
4 Dec 2017 14.2016.1711.215 | Android 7.0 Update ASUS ZenUI 4.0, Enable CHT/FET/TST VoLTE&FET VoWIFI function, and Double tapping function improvement.
11 Jan 2018 14.2016.1712.226 | Android 7.0 Enable TW GT Volte/VoWifi,  Optimize system stability, and Update Asus Camera APK.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL update timeline

  • Android 8.1 Oreo not available
  • Android 9 Pie update is NOT expected
Date Software version Changelog
25 Jan 2019 71.50.395.77 | Android 7.1 January 2019 security patch and improved system performance
21 Nov 2018 71.50.395.69 | Android 7.1 November 2018 security patch and improved system performance
27 Feb 2018 71.40.376.21 | Android 7.1 UpdateGoogle security patch, Adjust PWS Settings UI to meet NCC requirement, Support several languages input methods (India only), UpdateCHT VoWiFi MBN for VoWiFi long call issue, Update GPS google SUPL certificate and Fixed GPS MC_RESET issue
23 Jan 2018 12.40.273.128 | Android 7.1 System upgrade
28 Sep 2017 11.40.208.77 | Android 7.0 Add AF-C and effect hint in camera info, Improvement show picture speed and clear experience, and Several apps update.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie ZD553KL update timeline

  • Android 8.1 Oreo update available
  • Android 9 Pie update expected in Q3 2019
Date Software version Changelog
16 Jan 2019 15.0400.1901.504  | Android 8.1 Updates Privacy Setting, Google Apps, and Android security patch
12 Oct 2018 15.0400.1809.405 | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and ZenUI 5.0
19 Mar 2018 14.0400.1803.192 | Android 7.0 Updated google patch and Added more ASUS default lockscreen wallpaper.
13 Feb 2018 14.0400.1802.190 | Android 7.0 Improved focus accuracy in video zoom and February Google Security patch.
10 Jan 2018 14.0400.1801.186 | Android 7.0 Update Google security patch, Improve front camera performance and Improve phone connecting stability.
30 Oct 2017 14.0400.1710.168 | Android 7.0 Improved camera quality

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite ZB553KL update timeline

  • Android 8.1 Oreo now available
  • Android 9 Pie update expected in Q3 2019
Date Software version Changelog
11 Oct 2018 15.0400.1809.405 | Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and ZenUI 5.0
26 July 2018 14.0400.1806.203 | Android 7.0 Installs the latest Android security patch and improves system stability
19 Mar 2018 14.0400.1803.192 | Android 7.0 Updated google patch and added more ASUS default lockscreen wallpaper.
10 Jan 2018 14.0400.1801.186 | Android 7.0 Update Google security patch, Improve front camera performance and Improve phone connecting stability.
14 Dec 2017 14.0400.1707.181 | Android 7.0 Improved camera quality

ZenFone 4 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie expected in Q4 2018
  • Asus has yet to make official Pie plans

Asus is quite good with software updates. The entire ZenFone 3 series got at least one major OS upgrade and another set has been upgraded to Android Oreo. This is exactly what we expect with respect to the ZenFone 4 handsets, where not all of them might receive Android Pie updates. But of course, this is just making an educated guess, but we hope Asus will make its Pie plans official sooner or later.

Device Current OS Android 9 Pie update status
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL Android 8.0 Expected in Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC520KL Android 8.1 Expected in Q3 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 Max (Pro) ZC554KL Android 8.1 Expected in Q3 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Android 7.0 Not expected
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Android 8.1 Expected in Q3 2019
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite ZB553KL Android 8.1 Expected in Q3 2019

ZenFone 4 Android 8.0 Oreo update

  • Oreo available for all ZenFone 4 variants except Selfie Pro ZD552KL
Device Android Oreo update release date
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL 29 December 2017
Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC520KL 22 October 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max (Pro) ZC554KL 15 October 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Not available
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL 11 October 2018
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite ZB553KL 11 October 2018


What are your thoughts on Asus software updates, especially with regard to Android Oreo and Android Pie update for ZenFone 4?

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