Asus has been busy expanding its ZenFone handset line of late, with the dual rear camera-packing Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and Asus ZenFone AR. Like a number of OEMs, the firm is also concentrating on bringing Android 7 Nougat to its roster, and it would appear that the ZenFone 3 is next on the list. The firmware update has begun trickling out to users in the Philippines.

Asus ZenFone 3

The update is currently being sent out to users in the Philippines, but we expect that it will soon be available to users in other parts of the world as well. The update brings quite a few new features to the device including the popular multi-window support and an improved version of the Doze power management mode.

It is unclear why Asus Mobile started first in the Philippines. However, it is likely that the update will first roll-out to the entire country before launching the update in other countries or regions. Asus would use this first batch to see if there are any problems with the Android Nougat update before releasing it globally, allowing them to fix any problems beforehand. It’s highly plausible that the Android Nougat update will see a worldwide rollout in a matter of weeks, if all goes well in the Philippines. If they do find some problems with the update, it could cause delays.

Asus ZenFone 3 5.2-inch (ZE520KL) as well as the 5.5-inch (ZE552KL) version of the device. Aside from the difference in screen size, both smartphones come with the Snapdragon 625 chipset, a fingerprint scanner, a 16 MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and an 8 MP selfie snapper. The Asus ZenFone 3 is also quite easy on the eyes and features a glass back as well as a metal frame, which makes the device feel sturdy in the hand.