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Is the ZenFone 7 coming to the US after all? Maybe, according to a new leak

Asus outlines the ZenFone 7 series' camera mechanism. (Source: Asus)
Asus outlines the ZenFone 7 series' camera mechanism. (Source: Asus)
Asus delighted fans of the flip camera with the launch of the ZenFone 7 series, which are mobile devices with the second generation of this display-sparing tech. Those in the US may have been disappointed when the OEM mentioned no availability for its new flagships in that market. A Reddit thread contains alleged evidence that may contradict this, however.
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The Zenfone 7 series is the second round of Asus' premium smartphones to feature a flip-camera module, which is designed to make a device's main lenses face the front as necessary while leaving its display in a truly edge-to-edge state. Therefore, its US fans may have been disappointed when the OEM's launch plans did not extend to a release in this market.

However, there are now hints that this situation may be subject to change. A Redditor called unhingeddonkey has posted text alleged to have come straight from Asus' support team members in the US. They may be interpreted to mean that the 7 may be coming to the same country after all.

Then again, only one of these statements, which ends with: "...Yes the Zenfone 7 will launch in the US but we do not have a time frame on it as yet", unambiguously indicates that the phone is on its way to the market in question. Others, also reproduced on the enthusiast site ZenFone.org, assert that a release date for the same device has not been set.

In addition, it is important to note that all of these purported support-chat snippets reference the 7 (or ZS670KS) specifically, and not the 7 Pro (ZS671KS). This variant is the only one to feature the latest Snapdragon 865+ processor (whereas the 7 has the 865) and OIS for the primary 64MP camera sensor. Finally, Asus US has yet to publicly confirm any further extensions in the availability of either new device.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09- 6 (Update: 2020-09- 6)