The Asus Zenfone 6 finally goes on pre-order in the US with a US$500 price tag
Almost three months after launch, the Asus Zenfone 6 is finally set to hit the US. The device was launched back in May but has been officially unavailable in the US, with potential buyers having to import international models without warranties. That may change soon, though, as the US model has now gone on pre-orders.
Buyers are currently limited to B&H. The store had the device listed to go on pre-orders on July 31, but it was postponed until yesterday. We're not sure why. It's obvious at this point that the Zenfone 6 was never really intended for the US, which is a shame since it offers something new in the budget flagship segment; even moreso since the regular OnePlus 7 skipped the US completely.
The Zenfone 6 is listed with a price tag of US$499.99. That's for the base model with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The 128 GB SKU costs US$549.99. It's unknown when shipping will begin.
The Zenfone 6 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ LCD display, 6 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, a Snapdragon 855, a 48 + 13 MP swiveling dual camera setup, and a 5000 mAh battery. It also has a headphone jack, Quick Charge 4.0 support, and a rear fingerprint reader.