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, 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 and Pixel 3a XL.
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 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.
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