The ZenFone 3 series of Asus saw the light in 2016 and at the time there was the talk of nothing but Android Marshmallow, or the 6.0 version of the operating system made by Google. Last year, Asus has updated the ZenFone 3 series with version 7.0 or Android Nougat, and to date, there are already several variants of the family that have received the update to Android Oreo (the 8.0, ed).
Asus certainly could not forget one of his devices, among other things, rather than touted in his loyal clientele. In fact, today the ZenFone 3 Max will pass to Oreo, but the Taiwanese house has decided to do more: the update, in fact, provides that the phone gets the 8.1 version of Oreo, and not 8.0. It will be the first smartphone to get the latest version of the operating system, pending the official release of Android P.
The update to Android 8.1 Oreo for the Asus ZenFone 3 Max comes with the software version 15.0200.1807.406 and further increases the ZenUI version that runs on Android. It should be noted that there are two variants of ZenFone 3 Max: ZC520TL and ZC553KL. The update that Asus is distributing in these hours concerns only the latter, but according to what is claimed by insiders it is very likely that in the coming days even the first variant will equip the update.
Asus has released the update today and its spread is already quite marked: this means that you will probably have to wait until the end of this week or even until the next week before all ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL units receive the notification download. For the most impatient, the Taiwanese company recommends trying to force the update by going to Settings> About> System Update.
Asus ZenFone 3 Max is a device powered by a Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT6737M processor, combined with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD. The display is a 5.2-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. The 4130 mAh battery provides 1200 minutes of talk time and 720 hours of standby time.