ASUS is probably not the loudest company in the smartphone market these days. But in case you forgot, the brand still exists with yearly flagship releases. This year, the company introduced the ZenFone 9 in the flagship market with convincing specifications. Like the recent releases, the devices feature a near-stock Android firmware. For that reason, it is one of the first devices to receive the latest Android 13. The flagship is very close to a stable Android 13 update. ASUS is celebrating the announcement of the roadmap for the Android 13 update, which will cover more phones.
ASUS ZenFone and ROG Phone Series – Android 13 is coming
The list is unfortunately short. ASUS promises only two major updates for its smartphones and some of them have already reached their quota. The two major Android updates are a tradition for different brands, but companies like Samsung and Xiaomi are now promising up to four major Android updates. Unfortunately, Asus didn’t follow this trend even with the ZenFone 9. The list includes the Zenfone series and also reveals details of the ROG phones that will get the update.
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The ASUS ZenFone 9 will get the update in December. Last year’s ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip will get the update in January. In case you’re wondering, yes, the ASUS ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro are out of this rollout. They arrived with Android 10 and came up with Android 12.
Moving on to the ROG phone series, the first in line is the ROG Phone 6D / 6D Ultimate. The phone recently arrived with the Dimensity 9000+ series and is the first to receive the update. After that, the next in line is the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Android 13 can be expected in the first three months of 2023. The ROG Phone 5 and 5S series, on the other hand, will get the update by Q2 2023. It’s worth noting that the ROG Phone 5 and 5S will reach end of support with this update. As you have already noticed, the ROG Phone 3 series is out of this update.
The update is rolling out gradually