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LineageOS 16 Pie arrives on the Zenfone 6, Razer Phone, and other devices

The LineageOS project just keeps on trucking. Since the last time we covered the most popular custom ROM around, it has added six more phones to the device roster, including the original Razer Phone and the Asus Zenfone 6.

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512GB ASUS ROG Phone on sale for $869 ($231 off) at Amazon

You might be a little tired of the talk about gaming phones, especially as we're still left with a lot of Snapdragon 845-powered devices. The good news from our perspective? Every time we do, it's always about a sale. So, if you want to pick up a ROG Phone from ASUS, you can do it now for at least $200 off recent retail pricing.

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[Update: More variants available] ASUS Zenfone 6 pre-orders are up in the US, starting at $500

It's been nearly three months since ASUS announced its latest flagship, the Zenfone 6, with its quirky flip-up camera that springs up and becomes a front-facing cam. In the months since, the device has shipped to many countries around the world, received several updates, and gotten some positive community support, but it hasn't yet launched in the US. Things are looking out though, as the Zenfone 6 is now finally available for pre-order on B&H.

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Latest Zenfone 6 update causing crashes, ASUS blames motherboard malfunction

Following a recent update to the Zenfone 6, some owners have been reporting system stability problems including frequent crashes/restarts, network connectivity problems, and bootloops. According to a recent statement issued by an ASUS representative on the company's ZenTalk forums (spotted by PiunikaWeb), the issue is a hardware fault in affected devices which is triggered by the update.

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LineageOS drops support for Nexus 4 and Galaxy S9, starts builds for Redmi Note 7 Pro

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, with official support for dozens of devices and a huge community. The project relies on the work of contributing developers, which means phones can just easily be dropped as they are added. Since we last covered LineageOS, a few new devices are now supported, while a handful of fan favorites have been dropped.

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New update for ASUS Zenfone 6 includes camera improvements

The Zenfone 6 has been one of the best surprises in the smartphone industry this year. Asus has been making Android phones for years, but the excellent design, flagship specifications, and low $499 price tag of the ZF6 made it fiercely competitive with OnePlus' devices. A new update is rolling out for the device that makes it even better, with improvements to the camera, power consumption, and more.

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Asus ROG Phone II is officially a beast: SD 855 Plus, 120Hz display, 6,000mAh battery

We've been skeptical about the need for dedicated gaming phones over the years, but it appears there's enough appetite for them as they keep on coming. The latest is the second generation ROG Phone from Asus, and its got an insane spec list that no other Android phone can boast right now, just as we were expecting after the recent leaks.

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[Update: Even more specs] ASUS ROG Phone 2 confirmed to have 120Hz display, Snapdragon 855 Plus

In the gaming world, displays with higher refresh rates are coveted. Last year's ASUS ROG Phone came with a 90Hz display, so we're not all that surprised to see confirmation that the ROG Phone 2 will have a 120Hz unit. This beats out the OnePlus 7 Pro's 90Hz and matches the Razer Phone 2's rate.

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Asus rolls out Pie update for the Zenfone 5Q (ZC600KL)

When Asus introduced the Zenfone 5Q (aka Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5 Selfie Pro) in 2018, the device ran Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is one of the main reasons we couldn't recommend it to anyone. But the company has been doing a good job with updates lately, and has now started fulfilling its promise to bring Pie to the phone.

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ASUS ZenFone 6 gets ARCore, camera improvements, and June security patch

The ZenFone 6 marks the beginning of a new era for ASUS, as the company switched to an AOSP-inspired ROM for the phone — plus, it's generally a surprisingly good phone at a decent price with an interesting take on cameras. The device has already got a plethora of updates, and now that it's starting to become available in retail, it received yet another one with version 16.1210.1906.156 that adds ARCore capability, further camera refinements, and the June 2019 Android security patch.

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