Asus began its Android 12 update trip with the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip in December, and it took the Taiwanese manufacturer over five months to get back to the phones that before those phones. However, it was just reported today that Android 12 is now available for the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro, both of which were released in 2020.
For both devices (remember that we’re talking about the Zenfone 7 ZS670KS and the Zenfone 7 Pro ZS671KS), the new firmware is designated as version 31.0210.0210.250.
As is customary with such over-the-air updates, the new software is distributed in batches to various devices, so it may take a few days for all of the devices out in the public to receive the coveted update message. If you’re impatient and want to manually check if you received yours, click to Settings > System and tap System updates – who knows, you might get fortunate.
It’s worth noting that if you ever want to go back to Android 11 from Android 12, you’ll have to wipe your data. So, just in case, make a backup before upgrading to Android 12.
Your Zenfone 7 or 7 Pro will get revised built-in apps, “tuned” Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel, as well as a system charging animation, in addition to everything Google included into the Android 12 version. For some reason, Asus Safeguard has been replaced with the stock Emergency SOS function, and the SIP calling capability has been deleted from the Asus Phone app.