ZenFone 5 update and other news: New OTA rolling out with March patch, fixes bugs, and optimizes system

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March 28, 2019: The ZenFone 5 is receiving a new software update that installs version 16.0615.1903.92. This version brings a new security patch for March 2019, fixes to issues with Line photo transfer and notification bar UI, and optimizes the Android system.

It’s available over the air, but if it’s yet to arrive on your handset with model ZE620KL, you can grab the download file in the table below and install it manually, but be sure you know how to go about it.

February 15, 2019: An update is available for users of the ZenFone 5 and is arriving as version 16.0611.1901.1. The changelog says it fixes issues with the SIM card, but you can also expect other bug fixes and performance optimizations, so be sure to download it once the notification shows up.


Original article below:

Asus ZenFone 5 is the midrange offering in the ZenFone 5 series and on this page, you’ll come across all that you need to know regarding the device’s software updates, be it small updates like security patches and bug fixes or major updates like Android 9 Pie, we have everything covered in one place.

Related: Best Asus phones 2018

Asus ZenFone 5 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
22 Mar 2019 16.0615.1903.92 | Android 9 This version brings a new security patch for March 2019, fixes to issues with Line photo transfer and notification bar UI, and optimizes the Android system
14 Feb 2019 16.0611.1901.1 | Android 9 Fixes SIM card-related issue
21 Jan 2019 16.0610.1901.74 | Android 9 January 2019 security patches, Fixes Line can’t send photo while using Wi-Fi, and auto brightness issues. Update also available for BR SKU, the first to bring Android Pie to the region
20 Dec 2018 16.0610.1812.58 | Android 9 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update for Taiwan and Global variants (TW/WW SKU)
16 Nov 2018 15.0619.1810.73 | Android 8.0 Fixes issue with the status bar
02 Nov 2018 15.0619.1810.70 | Android 8.0 Fixes calling issues with third-party apps
24 Oct 2018 15.0619.1810.67 | Android 8.0 Updated GMS version and Android security level
17 Oct 2018 15.0619.1810.63 | Android 8.0 Adjust the speaker volume in non-EU countries, Improve Widget Shortcut Icon size, and Fix ZenUI notification
13 July 2018 15.0619.1806.19 | Android 8.0 TWM 110 and 119 will be placed in normal call on TWM network, a fix for screenshot issue, and improved Zenimoji power consumption during video calls
20 June 2018 15.0618.1805.6 | Android 8.0 Fixed issue where Miracast can’t connect and Line keyboard issue, Add times of face unlock recognization
20 June 2018 15.0618.1804.5 | Android 8.0 Fixes video recording issue, charging scheduled issue, and Google Lens does not support OIS
24 May 2018 15.0616.1804.20 | Android 8.0 Fix issue where the earpiece is occasionally without sound issue, Fix occasionally setting disable issue and Fix incoming call cannot answer
21 May 2018 15.0616.1804.19 | Android 8.0 Enable TWM Volte function, Fix Wi-Fi unable issue, and Privacy setting update
30 Apr 2018 15.0616.1803.11 | Android 8.0 Fix rare camera error issue, Fix phone icon (missed calls) could not correctly record issue, and Fix Facebook twin apps login issue
11 Apr 2018 15.0615.18.3.60 | Android 8.0 Add dual camera bokeh function, Add AI related function, Camera performance improvement, and Face Unlock performance improvement 
Android-Pie

ZenFone 5 Android 9 Pie update

  • Available globally

Asus rolled out Android 9 Pie stable update to the ZenFone 5 on December 20, 2018. The device is expected to receive Android Q somewhere in early 2019.

Related: Asus Android 9 Pie update news

If you have any questions regarding Asus ZenFone 5, feel free to shoot them in your comments below.

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.