Zenfone 3 Oreo update: OTA now rolling out to ZenFone 3 Laser, Zoom and Deluxe

ZenFone 3 Oreo

Asus is one of the top names in the smartphone industry and naturally, you’d expect any company of Asus’ stature to take software updates seriously. To be fair, Asus is not too far away from some of the best non-Google vendors in regards to software updates, which is why the company’s ZenFone 3 series, which came out in 2016, is still receiving updates even in 2018.

Asus launched the ZenFone 3 handsets back in 2016 on Marshmallow, but even though not exactly in timely fashion, the company did roll out Nougat OS updates to the entire ZenFone 3 series. We expected the company to release the Android Oreo update to the ZenFone 3 handsets too and it has not disappointed, to say the least.

In this post, we have all the details you want to know about Asus ZenFone 3 updates, be it major OS upgrades or the minor monthly software updates that are increasingly becoming important as each day passes.

Asus ZenFone 3 Oreo update

Asus ZenFone 3 series has multiple devices ranging from the high-end Deluxe to the midrange Zoom and Ultra variants and down to the Max and Laser variants, but it’s unlikely all of them are in line to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. Although Asus hasn’t made anything official, a good number of ZenFone 3 handsets have already been upgraded to Android Oreo, as shown in the table below.

Device Launch OS Android Oreo Release date

Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL

Android 6.0 Not eligible
Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Android 6.0 Eligible Q2 2018

Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL 

Android 7.0 Eligible Q3 2018

Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Android 6.0 Eligible Q2 2018

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

Android 6.0 Eligible Released on 29 Jan 2018
Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Android 6.0 Eligible Released on 29 Jan 2018

Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 

Android 6.0 Eligible Released on 17 May 2018

Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 

Android 6.0 Eligible Q2 2018

Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 ZS550KL 

Android 6.0 Eligible Released on 26 March 2018

Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

Android 6.0 Eligible Released on 15 May 2018

According to Asus, Android 8.0 Oreo is now (the week of March 26) available for users of the ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Zoom. The trio was unveiled in 2016 with Android Marshmallow out of the box and with the latest update, it marks the end of the road for them as far as Android OS upgrades are concerned.

Asus ZenFone 3 update timeline

As noted, Asus has multiple devices in the ZenFone 3 series. To make it a little easier, we’ll give each device a table with a timeline of all the updates the devices have received, be it major OS upgrades or the monthly patches.

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL/ZE552KL

Model Date Software version Changelog
ZE552KL 16 May 2018 15.0410.1804.60 April 2018 security patch, Privacy Setting update, Add Farsi language into language list, and JP and FR translation.
ZE552KL 2 May 2018 15.0410.1803.55 Update GSM R6, Improvement of power consumption
ZE552KL 19 Apr 2018 15.0410.1803.53 March 2018 security patch
ZE552KL 14 Mar 2018 15.0410.1802.44 February 2018 patches, Bluetooth connection Improved, and Improve stability of sound record
ZE552KL 12 Feb 2018 15.0410.1801.40 Security patch update to January 2018, ZenUI Improved, Improve system stability, and Fixed alarm clock issue improvement
ZE552KL 29 Jan 2018 15.0410.1712.31 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo
ZE520KL 16 May 2018 15.0410.1804.61 April 2018 security patch, Privacy Setting update, Add Farsi language into language list, and JP and FR translation.
ZE520KL 2 May 2018 15.0410.1803.55 Qcom service causing power lose [fixed], GMS R6 upgrade
ZE520KL 19 Apr 2018 15.0410.1803.53 March 2018 security patch
ZE520KL 14 Mar 2018 15.0410.1802.44 February 2018 patches, Bluetooth connection Improved, and Improve stability of sound record
ZE520KL 12 Feb 2018 15.0410.1801.40 Security patch update to January 2018, ZenUI Improved, Improve system stability, and Fixed alarm clock issue improvement
ZE520KL 29 Jan 2018 15.0410.1712.31 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo

Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL/ZC553KL/ZC521TL 

Model Date Software version Changelog
ZC520TL 18 Jan 2018 14.10.1801.94 Android security patches
ZC520TL 18 Jan 2018 14.01.1711.93 Fixed Free Telecom 4G issue, Fixed Orange hot spot fails issue, and Improved Whatsapp voice record volume.
ZC520TL 28 Dec 2017 14.14.1711.92 Fixed  Movistar 4G issue, Fixed Fido 4G issue, and Android Security Update
ZC553KL 12 Feb 2018 14.0200.1802.351 Improve TWM VoLTE network performance
ZC553KL 20 Dec 2017 14.0200.1712.347 System upgrade

Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
25 Apr 2018 V32.40.106.62 Android 7.0 Updated Android security maintenance.
2 Mar 2018 V32.40.106.49 Android 7.0 Improved stability of ASUS SystemUI, and Improved internet connection quality for India and Japan mobile operators.
24 Jan 2018 32.40.106.43 Android 6.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat

Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 May 2018 V80.20.179.40 Android 7.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo
15 Mar 2018 V71.60.139.30 Android 7.0 Fix cannot connect to WEP encryption wireless network problem, Update Google security patch, Enable Taiwan CHT VoWiFi functions, and Performance improved and bugs fixed.
9 Feb 2018 V71.60.139.27 Android 7.0 Update Google security patch, Enable Taiwan CHT VoWiFi functions, Performance improved and bugs fixed.
21 Dec 2017 V23.40.97.96 Android 7.0 Improve the voice quality,  Enable Taiwan CHT VoLTE functions, Improve stability of ASUS SystemUI

Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
8 Jan 2018 14.1010.1711.64 Android 7.0 Android security patches
29 Dec 2017 14.1010.1711.63 Android 7.0 FR E-label update.
15 Dec 2017 14.1010.1711.62 Android 7.0 Android security update

Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 ZS550KL/ZS570KL

Model Date Software version Changelog
ZS570KL 15 May 2018 15.0210.1804.47 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo
ZS570KL 5 Mar 2018 5.17.44.87 Solve the problem device screen flashes in sleep mode
ZS570KL 25 Jan 2018 5.17.44.68 Taiwan CHT VoLTE Support, and Optimize battery setting.
ZS550KL 26 Apr 2018 V80.20.96.109 Update Google security patch, Fixed NFC payment issue when screen is off, and Fixed the issue that AudioWizard couldn’t save previous settings.
ZS550KL 26 Mar 2018 V80.20.96.89 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo
ZS550KL 28 Dec 2017 V25.40.219.38 Update Google security patch, Adjust PWS Settings UI to meet NCC requirement, and Fixed phone book record occasionally missing issue.

If you have any questions about Asus ZenFone 3 software updates, feel free to shoot’em in your comments below.

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