“The update adds October’s Android security patch and enhances system stability”
ASUS launched two budget smartphones at the end of last month, namely the Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1 in India, taking on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Realme C1. Although they are relatively low priced devices, it seems the Taiwanese company is very committed towards providing them with regular software updates. ASUS has started rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update to the Zenfone Lite (L1), just two weeks after its launch. The update comes bundled with Android security patch for the month of October and further optimises system stability through bug fixes and general improvements.
If you haven’t received it till now, don’t worry, as the update, carrying firmware identifier WW_Phone-15.07.1810.18-20181019 will be rolled out in batches, according to ASUS and can be checked by going to the software update section in your smartphone’s settings menu. In case your automatic update option is toggled off, you’ll have to check and install the latest firmware manually. ASUS Zenfone Lite L1 sports a metallic finish and a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display. The tall screen offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and comes with a 2D glass on top.
Powering the handset is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. There is 2GB of on-board RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. Zenfone Lite L1 is a dual-SIM smartphone and packs a 3,000mAh non-removable battery with a 5.2W charger. In the camera department, it features a 13MP primary shooter with a 4P lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and an LED flash unit. For selfies shots, there’s a 5MP front camera with a 3P lens, f/2.2 aperture, and a dedicated LED flash unit for brighter self-portraits.
Connectivity features on the device include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, and GLONASS and it runs on Android Oreo based ZenUI skin out of the box. ASUS Zenfone Lite L1 is a Flipkart exclusive and is priced at Rs 6,999, however during the festive season it will be available for Rs 5,999.
|Octa Core, 1.4 GHz|
|2 GB RAM|
|5.45 inches (13.84 cm)|
|720x1440 px, 295 PPI|
|13 MP Primary Camera|
|5 MP Front Camera|