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Update | One of the best value flagships on the market, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, is coming to the US on August 13

The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)
The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)
Asus' main flagship for the year, the Zenfone 5Z is finally making it over to the US. While currently unavailable, it's said to be on pre-order at the moment and will go on sale on August 13 with a bargain price tag of US$499.

Update: The Zenfone 5Z is currently available for sale on Amazon and B&H. All devices are unlocked and come with US warranties.

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Asus launched its Zenfone 5 devices a while ago. While the devices have made their way around Asia and Europe, only the Zenfone 5 Lite has made it to the US, with it being rebranded as the Zenfone 5Q for the market. Apparently, yet another smartphone in the lineup is coming to the US, and on August 13.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is Asus’ top of the line device and comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a flagship. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 845, and features 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a 12 MP + 8 MP rear camera setup, a 3300 mAh battery, and a notched 6.2-inch FHD+ display.

The Zenfone 5Z is currently on pre-order and will set buyers back US$499, which is as much value as one can possibly get from a smartphone right now. The only mainstream current-gen flagships that pose a threat to that stake are the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and OnePlus 6. Of course, there’s also the Honor View 10—which is admittedly cheaper—but it’s a worse device by most metrics.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-08-15 (Update: 2018-08-15)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.