The ZenFone 6
is without a doubt one of the best (and most unconventional) high-end smartphones you can buy on a relatively tight budget in the US right now, and according to multiple happy owners on Reddit
, Asus is making the 6.4-incher
even better by updating its software to the newest OS version.
Internationally released with Android 9.0 Pie pre-installed back in May
and clumsily expanded stateside several months later
running the same software build, the Snapdragon 855-powered Asus ZenFone 6 is reportedly receiving an official Android 10 promotion across a number of major global markets. These seem to include the likes of the US, Canada, and India, although for its part, the device manufacturer has yet to confirm the rollout on its ZenTalk forum.
That probably means not everyone can download and install the latest goodie pack on their ZenFone 6 units around the world, but those who've been able to apply the update are pretty content with the speed improvements brought to the table, as well as the overall new system stability. Hence, there's a very good chance the staged rollout will go wide in the not-so-distant future.
Until then, you might be happy to know most ZenFone 6 variants are listed as available for quick shipping on the official Asus US website
and at B&H Photo Video
after many weeks of delays and tight supply. The entry-level configuration costs a measly 500 bucks with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM, while $550 is enough to score double that local digital hoarding room. Finally, a 256GB storage/8GB memory version is up for grabs at a fairly reasonable $600 price of its own.
Curiously enough, the Android 10 upgrade currently making its way over-the-air to the Asus ZenFone 6 tips the scales at an unusually slender 800MB or so, which could mean the company left Google's "vanilla" OS largely untouched.