The Zenfone 11 Ultra Takes on Rival Flagships with just Two Years of Updates


In a day and age where smartphone manufacturers now more frequently offer up to five and even seven years’ worth of major software upgrades, ASUS’ new Zenfone 11 Ultra enters a crowded premium smartphone market with a promise of just two years’ worth of major software upgrades. With that aside though, its $899 price tag does include some pretty impressive hardware.

Perhaps the biggest change you’ll see with the 11 Ultra is the phone’s display – it now comes with a much larger 6.78-inch 144 Hz AMOLED display, easily dwarfing the Zenfone 8, 9, and 10 before it. The design also borrows heavily from the ROG Phone 8, sans the dynamic angular visual accents.

Powering the phone is the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. There’s also a large 5,500 mAh battery that powers the entire setup, with support for 65W wired and 15W Qi charging speeds. On the back you’ll find a triple camera setup with a 50MP f/1.9 primary camera, 13 MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, and a 32 MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor. Selfie duties are handled by a 32MP camera in front.

Going back to software, the phone does comes with some additional features from ASUS, including some AI-powered tricks such as AI Call Translator for  instant speech-to-text conversion and translation, AI Wallpaper for personalized wallpapers, as well as AI Transcript which provides real-time transcription while using the voice recorder.

It’s clear that ASUS’ latest attempt at a flagship handset is an impressive feat, especially from a hardware standpoint – however, the two years of Android upgrades might be a bit limiting to some users, especially folks who intend to keep their smartphones for longer periods of time.

Source: ASUS

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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