The Asus Zenfone 9 topped sales in the Android compact sector to buy in 2022. It comes with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and brought good performance, in addition to satisfactory battery life and powerful cameras.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker released several updates for the device and the Android 13 beta program was launched at the end of August. The big news now is that the stable update of the operating system has started to be made available.
In this way, the Zenfone 9 is the company’s first device to receive the stable public build of Android 13🇧🇷 Asus published an extensive update changelog detailing everything again.
Among the modifications are a revamped quick settings panel and notification bar in line with the design changes in the latest version of Android, as well as improved system apps and the ability to control each app’s notification permission individually.
Before you can gain access to the stable system, it is important to back up important data on your phone. There is also the option to downgrade your Zenfone 9 back to Android 12 if needed, but this will erase all data on the device.
Asus says that firmware 33.0804.2060.65 for the Zenfone 9 is rolling out in stages based on different serial numbers, and because of that, it might not show up on your phone right away. The Taiwanese smartphone maker previously confirmed that the Zenfone 8 and ROG Phone 5/6 series will receive the Android 13 update starting in Q1 2023.
The company still promises two more major updates to the operating system for the Zenfone 9 since, since it was launched with Android 12, it had not received an update of this size.