What you need to know
- The ASUS ZenFone 6 will be available for pre-order in the U.S. starting July 31.
- It's available in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver with 64GB or 128GB of storage.
- You can buy an international model of the phone on Amazon right now.
ASUS's ZenFone series has been pretty ho-hum for the last few years, but for 2019, ASUS went back to the drawing board and created the ZenFone 6 — one of the most interesting phones we've seen so far this year.
Following a global launch earlier this year, the ZenFone 6 is now getting ready for its debut in the United States. According to a new listing on B&H (opens in new tab), pre-orders for the ZenFone 6 begin on Wednesday, July 31 at 12:00 AM ET.
If you need a quick recap of the handset, here's what you can expect — a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS display, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a beefy 5,000 mAh battery.
While the specs are impressive on their own, a big draw to the ZenFone 6 is its design. ASUS managed to pull off a display with virtually no bezels, and to achieve this, there isn't a dedicated front-facing camera. Instead, the rear camera can be flipped around to the front of the phone for all of your selfie needs.
The final U.S. price for the ZenFone 6 remains unclear, but we're expecting it to be between $500 and $600. When it launches, the ZenFone 6 will be a nice alternative to handsets such as the OnePlus 7 Pro (opens in new tab) and Pixel 3a XL (opens in new tab).
For those of you that can't wait until July 31, you can head on over to Amazon and purchase an international version of the ZenFone 6 right now. It costs $600 (opens in new tab) and comes with free shipping, but there are a few things worth pointing out.
Not only do you have the usual caveats that come with international phones (no manufacturer warranty and some missing LTE bands), but the seller "Boxing electronic global store" only has a total of five reviews. We'd advise some caution before placing your order, but if you want your hands on the phone ASAP, this is one option that's available.
Worth a look
ASUS's latest ZenFone is surprisingly great.
The ZenFone 6 is a great return to form for ASUS. With a gorgeous bezel-less display, blazing fast performance, clean software, and a unique camera, it stands out as something special in the smartphone space — especially when you consider its highly competitive price tag.
They took to long. I wanted to get this for my wife, but I got tired of waiting. I got her a Pixel 3a XL instead and saved $130.
Correct, took them too long. Oneplus released may 14 and right at the bat, you can buy their phones on their website (USA/Canada) meanwhile Asus released may 16 and just Asia only like Taiwan (where it is main HQ) and India? But no USA or Canada. Anyway don't know why they are so slow to release here in North America. Their phone is good. I mean it's there in the Canadian website but just advert. No "where to buy" or 'buy" button. I don't like to buy at heartbeat or some Chinese websites and give my credit card info.
Well, I know the frustration of waiting for a phone to release in your own country that's why I just love the latest spat between the US and China; because of that I got this phone before the very privileged US citizens who have been enjoying phones like these for years at launch before they got to my country and that is slowly but surely changing in my favor!
Also no Verizon or Sprint support ? Why even launch a US model then if the Global variants already work with GSM T-mobile and At&t ? Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me :/ I really wanted to get this device but I guess OP7P gets my money this year.
I hear this doesn't have full LTE access like band 71? Still, I'm somewhat interested but I have no issue waiting several weeks to hear review.
I suggest going to XDA and read carefully about this phone. Also, watch every you tube you can find. I also am waiting until more beta testers get their hands on it here in the US. For now...sorry but no way unless many issues get fixed satisfactorily.
Asus has horrible software support so odds are this will stop most if not all updates within a year just like they did with Asus Zenfone 2.
Give me full support for Verizon and I'll definitely get this. Since we're currently without *any* support, I'll keep my Pixel 3a XL.
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