Asus ZenFone 5Z will be released in the US in August, ROG Phone to be out a bit later

Asus ZenFone 5Z will be released in the US in August, ROG Phone to be out a bit later
Earlier this week, we discovered the ZenFone 5Z on Asus' US website, next to a price tag that was hard to believe: $1,999. So we reached out to Asus, asking about the phone and its US release. Unsurprisingly, the company confirmed that the $1,999 price listing was a mistake (that's been corrected). Furthermore, Asus told us that the ZenFone 5Z - first announced in February and already available to buy in Europe - is going to be released stateside in mid or late August.

Asus has yet to announce the price of the ZenFone 5Z for the US market. However, looking at its European prices (starting at €500), it's probably safe to assume that the new smartphone will cost around $500 unlocked.


Asus also told us that its gaming-oriented ROG Phone (announced in early June) should be launched in late August or early September. Once again, pricing details haven't been revealed. In any case, the unique Asus ROG Phone will almost certainly be more expensive than the Zenfone 5Z.


Do you plan to buy any of Asus' two new smartphones once they're released in the US?

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ZenFone 5z
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
ROG Phone
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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11 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

6 months to release a damn phone? They need to sell it for $300 and soon to be almost a year old processor inside.lol

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

*4 Months old processor The first SD845 powered phone released at March

2. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Excited! I wanted the ASUS Zenfone 5Z, but I couldn't turn down the beast that hails over it, the ASUS ROG Phone.

3. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i like asus rog design...i don't play games, but i want one...:-

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'm gonna buy this zenfone 5z or zenfone 5 once their prices become more stable. I really dig their new design and the performances also really good. 5Z is a true competitor to the Oneplus 6 this year.

5. mootu

Posts: 1519; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Is that to sit alongside your iPhone X, S9 and S9+ ?.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Just an excuse, so he can complain about how bad this phone is..

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Interested in the this phone too, Budget powerhouse.

9. Notasaurus

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2018

I was really looking forward to these phones but if PAs specs are correct, none of TMobile's critical bands are supported. So I guess not. Guess I'll get the Razer Phone then.

10. ressullhobs

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

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11. AbbyJ

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

5Z sounds perfect except it doesn't support T-Mobile WiFi calling.

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