ASUS has announced that the latest Android 12 upgrade will be available for the Zenfone 8 series commencing in December 2021. This will be followed by upgrades for the ROG Phone 5 and 5s series in the first quarter of 2022. The upgrades for the Zenfone 7 series and ROG Phone 3 series are expected during the first half of 2022. Models affected include Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip, Zenfone 7, Zenfone 7 Pro, ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro, ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.
This update inherits the major functional changes introduced in the official version of Android 12, as well as continuing the popular ASUS battery- and performance-management features. For Zenfone models, it also includes ZenUI-specific changes that allow easier navigation, streamlined control panels, increased visibility for better control and more customization options.
ASUS has already recruited Zenfone 8 users for the Android 12 beta testing program. The beta program will help identify and fix bugs based on real user experiences before the final software is rolled out in December.
In the meantime, you can check out our in-depth review of the ROG Phone 5 by heading over here.