You can now buy the ASUS ZenFone 6 in the U.S. for $499

What you need to know

  • ASUS' latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 6, can now be pre-ordered in the U.S.
  • The phone has been priced at $500 for the 64GB variant.
  • If you want the 128GB variant, you will need to shell out $550.

The unlocked version of ASUS' flagship ZenFone 6 is finally available for pre-order in the U.S. You can now pre-order the 64GB and 128GB storage variants of the Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone on B&H Photo (opens in new tab).

ASUS ZenFone 6 comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants in the U.S. in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colors. While the 64GB variant is priced at $500, the 128GB variant is available at $550. Unfortunately, the listing on B&H Photo does not specify exactly when the phone will start shipping.

The unlocked version of the ASUS ZenFone 6 is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, AirVoice Wireless, Alaska Communications, Cricket Wireless, H2O Wireless, MetroPCS, Net10 Wireless, Red Pocket Mobile, Simple Mobile, Straight Talk, TracFone, and U.S. Mobile.

ASUS ZenFone 6 made its global debut at a launch event held in Spain in May this year. It has a 6.4-inch notchless Full HD+ display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, made possible by the motorized 48MP + 13MP flip camera module. Similar to its main rival, the OnePlus 7, the ZenFone 6 runs on Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood.

While the ZenFone 6 does not offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, it has an edge over its immediate rivals in terms of battery life. The phone has a massive 5,000mAh cell and supports up to 18W fast charging as well as reverse charging at up to 10W. When it comes to software, the latest flagship Android smartphone from ASUS runs on Android 9 Pie with the company's Zen UI customizations on top.

ASUS ZenFone 6

The ASUS ZenFone 6 is an affordable but impressive flagship Android smartphone with a large notchless display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. You also get a motorized flip camera with a 48MP primary shooter and a 13MP wide-angle shooter.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Preordered the silver one this morning
  • Anyone tried this or think it will work on Verizon? I know the article didn't include Verizon but they share many of the same bands as T-Mobile, which was listed as compatible.
  • If Verizon handled this phone I wouldn't hesitate. At 499.00 I think it's excellent buy. A new innovation with the flip camera. Premium features & much cheaper than the top dogs. A much improved OS, just about stock android. At this price it's a great deal!
  • It's really annoying the way Verizon is incompatible with a lot of these phones from less mainstream manufacturers. I wanted a OnePlus phone a while ago and couldn't because of Verizon's stupid network using outdated technology
  • Best of luck to those brave enough to buy into ASUS phones. My Zenfone 2 was an amazing phone for a few months until it became very clear that ASUS had no plans to keep things updated less than a year after I bought it (new on when initially released). No updates at all. So it left a sour taste in my mouth for ASUS phones and I'm betting they leave you all abandoned within a year as well. Should be interesting to check back here next August. :)
  • I had the 5z no problems and consistent updates still runs great I'm only buying the 6 for the huge battery and camera updates
  • I ordered this Zenfone 6 ten days ago. But I was told that ASUS hasn't shipped the device to the seller yet. When I asked, the seller said I would get after another 18 days. Why ASUS is not shipping the devices to the sellers is a mystery!