Asus ZenFone 6 finally goes up for US pre-orders at an unrivaled price

Asus ZenFone 6 finally goes up for US pre-orders at an unrivaled price
Asus made serious waves when announcing the ZenFone 6 nearly three months ago, equipping this latest flagship model with a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 SoC and an inventive motorized dual camera module that can rotate to capture beautiful selfies sans taking up precious screen real estate.

Of course, the main selling point was a price tag set at an incredibly reasonable €499 on the old continent, but alas, Asus largely missed its window to capitalize on the buzz generated back in May with a timely US launch. Then again, it's probably never too late for such a well-reviewed handset to expand to one of the world's largest markets, especially when it does so at a $500 starting price.

That's right, a dual SIM ZenFone 6 configuration with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space can be pre-ordered today in exchange for only $499.99 from B&H Photo Video, while a 128 gig variant packing the same amount of memory is available at $549.99. Unfortunately, the retailer has no shipment date to share with early adopters of this beautiful "ordinary-defying" device, merely promising to fill your orders on a first-come-first-served basis.

No other US retailer appears to be accepting pre-orders at the moment and there's no mention on the manufacturer's official US website of a release date either, so all you can do right now is hope that B&H will somehow be able to start delivering the Asus ZenFone 6 before long.

Compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile, the 6.4-incher is available in "midnight black" and "twilight silver" hues, packing a massive 5,000mAh battery in addition to the aforementioned top-notch chipset, as well as a high-res 48MP main camera and ultrawide 13MP secondary shooter. At only $499.99, this bad boy certainly comes with an impressive spec sheet, also including dual stereo speakers, dual smart amplifiers, a reliable rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a headphone jack, microSD card slot, and a nifty customizable Smart Key.

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ZenFone 6 (2019)
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(33.3h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Very reasonable price.

3. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Looks like a very good phone for the price although it's not unlocked for all carriers. Looks like a more compelling package than the Pureview.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice looking smartphone at a great price. Despite it not being unlocked for all carriers (which won’t affect most buyers purchasing decision in the least), this offers a better package and a much more reasonable and competitive price than the high end Pixels launched with. I don’t agree with most smartphone pricing these days, but if you’re not Apple, Huawei or Samsung, selling smartphones at a high price proves to me a detriment for most. Google, take note.

7. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Looks like some salt is in the air. Time to run the naysayer(s) off yet again. I've said it before and I will say it again, some people are so threatened and upset by what the Pixel offers because they can't seem to stop bringing them up all the time. They complain about stuff yet cower whenever they are called out on it or questioned by it. That being said, they are more than two carriers in the UNITED STATES, so obviously being unlocked for ALL carriers is important because some people on Verizon may not want to go through Verizon for a phone and be stuck on a contract/device payment plan/etc. This phone offers a more compelling package than the one I listed before.

8. haydenb

Posts: 136; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Im very tempted to buy one

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22267; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like some people yelling salt in the air are the salty ones, in reality. Time to run off the naysayer once again. I’ve continuously said that some people are so threatened by other people choosing what they don’t like, and feel so threatened and upset by what the Nokia 9 Pureview means to the industry in terms of camera tech moving forward, that they can’t stop bringing it up all the time. They complain about stuff and then deflect and play the victim whenever they are called out and questioned about it. That being said, there are more than two gsm carriers in the UNITED STATES, so obviously one doesn’t necessarily have or sign up with the big two gsm carriers in order to use this smartphone, and this particular is sold unlocked, so you don’t have to worry about contract/device payment plans, etc. This phone offers a more compelling package than the one I mentioned before.

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