ZenFone 9 Pre Order – Full Details, Where To Buy, Price, Availability

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** News Sept 18, 2022 at 3pm EST **

Shopping Link: Just Arrived – $699 – White model 8GB/128GB – sold and shipped by Amazon.com (ships to Canada) click here to shop!

   In-Stock Update: You won’t find any website tracking in-stock Zenfone 9 inventory more closely than us. You can trust what we are reporting. We haven’t seen any “sold and shipped by Amazon.com” until for a couple of days now. However, you can order from a trusted 3rd party. Mobile Advance is a legit ASUS partner and you can trust them. They might be your only ordering option!

Shopping Link: Click here to shop Amazon.com with shipping to Canada

Note: The Zenfone 9 is not compatible with CDMA Networks such as: Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular. The Amazon.com units are limited! If you see the “Buy Now” and  “Add to Cart” button, just order it. Yes, Amazon may also say “Temporarily out of stock.” but ignore that! If you can add to cart, then do it. This ensures your place in the queue and less waiting to get your Zenfone 9. If you DO NOT see and “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” buttons, then try the other colors/configurations because these can pop back up and suddenly be available to order. During the day today, we suggest/recommend you revisit the product page because it comes and goes based on our previous experience. It changes minute by minute, literally!

  September 2, 2022 Breaking News for US/Canada market! North American Variant Available to pre order now! Update: Currently, Mobile Advance is the seller on Amazon.com and they state an odd estimated release date. Mobile Advance is a legitimate ASUS retailer partner. Notice their prices are MSRP. They are partners with ASUS. We recommend ignoring their estimated delivery date because as we’ve seen in the past with ASUS releases, the actual date is much earlier than what’s stated. Perhaps it’s done to lower expectations of buyers. Whatever the case, you SHOULD NOT wait on pre ordering. Unfortunately Mobile Advance does not ship to Canada and it appears the Amazon.com allotment of Zenfone 9 models is out of stock currently. But if you live in the US, use our link and pre order now before more delays take place. The FCC filing date says to us that you should get the Zenfone 9 in your hands before the end of September at the latest.

Shopping Link (ships to Canada also): Starts at $699 – Zenfone 9 from Amazon.com with free delivery – Click Here

8G/128G, 8G/256G, and 16G/256G are currently available to pre order in either black or white colors so far. $699, $749 and $799 pricing. Yes, not a third party inflated price. The proper pricing! See our post about the now available US Zenfone 9 pre orders here.

The Zenfone 9 is not compatible with CDMA Networks such as: Verizon , Sprint and US Cellular.

Breaking News – Zenfone 9 available to buy now! International shipping. 8GB/128GB model click here to shop OR 8GB/256GB model click here to shop OR 16G/256 model click here to shop

Pre order available for Amazon.de – All models Available – Click Here To Shop


It’s about time we set up our “go to” posting for all things related to ZenFone 9 pre order. We have been doing this for a few years now and we have our ear to the ground and finding out the latest and newest information. No matter what part of the world you are from, we hope to give you ZenFone 9 pre order options and where to buy.

When can I pre order the ZenFone 9?

Here is the pre order availability schedule, in order:

  1. Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan
  2. North America, Japan, Indonesia and South America.

In select markets, pre orders for the ZenFone 9 have started up immediately following the unveiling event on July 28, 2022. Not all markets will get pre orders early. In the past the US and Canada didn’t get a new ZenFone release until September or October but let’s hope this year is earlier than past years.

What is the price of the ZenFone 9?

Update: We are hard at work trying to get the US pricing as we know a lot of our visitors are from the North America region. Multiple reviews from trusted sources are suggesting a starting price of $699 USD, however Engadget is still saying pricing for the US is yet to be determined. If ASUS brings the ZenFone 9 to the US market for $699 USD, which was the ZenFone 8 launch price, then that’s a real feat and a really aggressive (but probably necessary) move.

Here are the official prices in Euro. Please do not simply take these prices and convert to your local currency. This would no be an accurate price. Use our logic written below.

  • $699 USD / € 799 / £699.00 – 8G/128G (currently on sale from ASUS online stores in Europe and UK)
  • $749 USD / € 849 – 8G/256G (€ 879 in some markets)
  • $799 USD / € 899 / £749 – 16G/256G (€ 929 in some markets and on sale currently in UK)

We just did a price post here that goes over some of our initial feelings. We are confident in telling you that the ZenFone 9 will be more expensive that then launch price of the ZenFone 8 model with 8/256GB configuration. It’s up to you to scan local information to see what the original price was on that phone in your market. If you didn’t get a ZenFone 8 launch then it will be tricky to predict the price.

Is there a ZenFone 9 Flip model?

ASUS currently doesn’t have plans to release a new ZenFone “flip” version. It’s possible that the ZenFone Flip is EOL unfortunately. A sad day if the the iconic ASUS innovation is no more.

What are people saying about the ZenFone 9?

We always like to gauge the reaction to the new ZenFone releases based on various indicators online. Here is an early sampling. We are reading a LOT of positive comments from people who are genuinely excited about this ASUS phone and some are just learning about it now!

“One of the best small phones ever – TomsGuide.com review”

“This is strangely the most interesting phone I’ve heard announced in years.”

“Looks cute, has pretty much every conceivable flagship feature (except SD card and wireless charging), A somewhat sane pricing. Why not!”

“It has a headphone jack!”

“Okay, so, this is it, right?
My next phone.”

“THIS IS TRULY A MASTERPIECE IN SMALLER PACK”

“It’s perfect phone with perfect size.”

“I just love this phone, nothing like it. Will be my next phone for sure”

“Phone of the year for meee”

Will the ZenFone 9 be available to buy in the US and Canada?

This is an interesting question. The ZenFone 8 had a very limited release. The US market did get an official version, which is the “B” variant along with the US warranty. That model was not available in the Canadian market however. The ASUS US online store does not ship to Canada and the ASUS Canada online store doesn’t sell the ZenFone series. In our opinion, both the US and Canada will get to buy a ZenFone 9 with proper warranty for the region along with appropriate warranty.

What are the different ZenFone 9 model numbers and configurations?

Europe ZenFone 9 Model Numbers:

Model name ASUS Zenfone 9 16/256 Black
Model ID AI2202-1A006EU
Model ID 90AI00C1-M00090 (UK)

Model name ASUS Zenfone 9 8/256 Black
Model ID AI2202-1A004EU

Model name Zenfone 9 8/128 Black
Model ID AI2202-1A002EU

Model name ASUS Zenfone 9 8/128 Blue
Model ID AI2202-1C025EU
Model ID 90AI00C1-M00070 (UK)

Model name ASUS Zenfone 9 8/128 Red
Model ID AI2202-1D024EU

Model name ASUS Zenfone 9 8/128 White
Model ID AI2202-1B003EU
Model ID 90AI00C2-M00080 (UK)

What are the North American (US / Canada) model numbers and configurations?

AI2202-8G128G-BK — B0BBPJ6TNC
AI2202-8G128G-WH — B0BBPKJXK7
AI2202-8G128G-RD — B0BC594TPH
AI2202-8G128G-BL — B0BC579VKP

AI2202-8G256G-BK  — B0BBQ9MYR6
AI2202-8G256G-WH — B0BC583VG2

AI2202-16G256G-BK — B0BBP4HCSN
AI2202-16G256G-WH  **configuration may not be released

This is a bit of guess work on our part. We will update with official model numbers as they are discovered.

ZS591KS-16G256G-BK
ZS591KS-8G128G-BK
ZS592KS-16G256G-BK
ZS592KS-8G128G-BK

Does the ZenFone 9 have wireless charging?

No. The ZenFone 9 does not have wireless charging.

What’s included in the box?

ASUS provides a charging brick and case in the box! Value added.

What colors of ZenFone 9 are there?

Black, White, Red and Blue. Don’t expect all colors in all markets. Asia and Europe will see the most options, most likely all 4 colors will be available in those markets. US and Canada should expect Black and perhaps nothing else.

ASUS offers $99 pre order gift – Links Inside

People have been very complimentary of the Zenfone 9. In fact, we believe the is the most highly regarded Zenfone ever. Yes, the Zenfone 6 was something special as well, but the volume of review of the Zenfone 9 say a lot. So, do you need one more reason why you should pre order one?

ASUS is offering a gift with a value of $99 to their US customers (also ships to Canada) provided you buy it from certain retail partners. Follow our links and we got you covered. It’s unclear whether a 3rd party seller like Mobile Advance is offering the same free $99 gift, but we will update as we learn more.

Here is an updated link so you can get in on this pre order gift. If you see a “buy now” or “add to cart button” along with “Temporarily out of stock.” GO THROUGH WITH THE ORDER. This means you can get your Zenfone 9. Other configurations you will see “Temporarily out of stock” without the button to order. If you see buttons, order!

Update: We haven’t see any Amazon inventory in the past two day. Not sure what the weekend holds Sept 10, 2022. We will post updates as we see inventory showing up.

Shopping Link: Zenfone 9 pre orders for US/Canada starting at $699 USD – Click Here

This is what ASUS tweeted out today:

There is no official word yet from ASUS whether the gift will be only available for “sold and shipped by Amazon.com” or will it also apply to the 3rd party Mobile Advance who is selling the Zenfone 9 on Amazon.com as well. We do know that the Amazon units show up during the day. WE KNOW THIS FOR A FACT. So we urge you to check in almost on an hourly or more regular basis than that. Stock for example showed up last night for the $699 model and “sold and shipped by Amazon.com” but sold out within one hour. Inventory can show up at random times!

To get the free gift, until we learn otherwise, assume it’s only available for “sold and shipped by Amazon.com”. So as of writing, you can get the white 8G/256G model which should have the free gift despite the fact Amazon says nothing about it. Amazon units ship to Canada!

You will get ROG Cetra True Wireless gaming headphones for free. Not sure what this is exactly? Here is an image for you!

Here is what you get:

“Pre-order your Zenfone 9 today and for a limited time you’ll receive free ROG Cetra True wireless headphones ($99 value)!”

Promotion is only valid during 9/2/2022 to 9/30/2022 on Amazon.com exclusively. Color may vary, while supplies last

We have said from day one of the pre orders that you should get in on it right away and don’t hesitate. Whelp, here is another reason why you should act fast!

Breaking News! USA / Canada – Pre Order a Zenfone 9 now! Available Now. Full details.

Well this was quick! The fastest availability for a Zenfone for the US market and Canada market. Impressive feat by ASUS. We strongly urge you to pre order now because in past years the pre orders sell out and then you are stuck waiting for the next back of phones which will set you back a while. Make a decision quick! And yes, this is indeed the North American variant, the proper model with US warranty and proper network bands for US carriers.

If you appreciate our content, please buy your Zenfone from our links below. It’s what keeps us going!

Shopping Link: Starts at $699 – Zenfone 9 from Amazon.com with free delivery – Click Here

Update: White 8G/256G is available for US/Canada (sold shipped by Amazon.com) as well as Red 8G/128G. We have seen units show up during the day (sold shipping by Amazon.com) so we suggest you check the product pages frequently and check all the different configurations that are offered!

Currently, Mobile Advance is the alternate seller on Amazon.com and they state an odd estimated shipping date. Mobile Advance is a legitimate ASUS retailer partner. Notice their prices are MSRP. They are partners with ASUS. We recommend ignoring their estimated delivery date because as we’ve seen in the past with ASUS releases, the actual date is much earlier than what’s stated. Perhaps it’s done to lower expectations of buyers. Whatever the case, you SHOULD NOT wait on pre ordering. Unfortunately Mobile Advance does not ship to Canada and it appears the Amazon.com allotment of Zenfone 9 models is out of stock currently. But if you live in the US, use our link and pre order now before more delays take place. The FCC filing date says to us that you should get the Zenfone 9 in your hands before the end of September at the latest.

So far the black and white models are available in 8G/128G, 8G/256G and 16G/256G configurations. $699, $749 and $799 USD.

** The Zenfone 9 is not compatible with CDMA Networks such as: Verizon , Sprint and US Cellular.

Sold and shipped by Amazon.com who DO SHIP TO CANADA. If you do live in Canada, this is your shot. Amazon makes it easy for you in Canada when buying of the .com version of the website and for the most part, you will just pay your provincial tax on top of the currency conversion. It’s not bad at all. Amazon appears to have sold out of their pre order allotment so Canada shoppers are out of luck for now. We are going to update everyone the second this situation changes. If you live in Canada, you should monitor our Zenfone 9 Canada page here for updates.

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Zenfone 9 shows up at FCC – US launch coming soon!

We try to keep up with everything related to Zenfone releases. Every year when it comes to US and or Canada Zenfone releases and release dates, the FCC is a reliable indicator. On this front, we have some great news for people in the US hoping to buy a Zenfone 9 soon.

Today, September 1, 2022 we see the Zenfone 9 listing at the FCC. Based on this fact, we predict pre order for the US market to be starting pretty much any day now. A logical timeline is about 3 to 4 weeks from this date, meaning ASUS is going to meet their September launch date for the USA market. In other words, start coming back to our website to check out for the latest pre order news. It’s going to come quick and you don’t want to miss out.

We are expecting the US market to get the black and white versions of the Zenfone 9 in all various configurations of 8G/128G, 8G/256G, 16G/256G. This model will be the North American variant so it’s geared to the proper bands for the market. If you live in Canada, we don’t have news yet but you will have a chance to order from the US and have it shipped to Canada. We will have those details in the next day or two. Prices are expected to start at $699 USD.

Our advice? Keep coming back to our website over the coming days and week. Pre orders will be rolling out! Unlike past years, we expect pre orders to sell out. The Zenfone 9 is poised to be the best selling Zenfone of all time and the pre order units are not unlimited. You don’t want to be sitting around waiting for another production run.

 

 

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Zenfone 9 Canada – How to buy a Zenfone 9 if you live in Canada

** News Sept 18, 2022 at 3pm EST **

Shopping Link: Just Arrived – $699 – White model 8GB/128GB – sold and shipped by Amazon.com (ships to Canada) click here to shop!

The “sold and shipped by Amazon.com” opportunities have no been available for almost a week. Now is your chance to get a Zenfone 9 shipped to Canada. Impossible to say when or if other color and configurations will show up available to order.

Check back with us as we monitor and post in-stock updates. Remember, only “Sold and Shipped By Amazon.com” will ship to Canada. If you don’t see the Add to Cart or Buy Now buttons, it means Amazon inventory is zero. But this can change at a moments notice, so keep checking back here, or going back to Amazon. Please use our links if you appreciate what we do here. We run NO ADS. Your use of our shopping links helps keep us going. Thank you!

Note: The Amazon.com units are limited! If you see the “Buy Now” and  “Add to Cart” button, just order it. Yes, Amazon may also say “Temporarily out of stock.” but ignore that! If you can add to cart, then do it. This ensures your place in the queue and less waiting to get your Zenfone 9. Amazon inventory appears to be very limited and these will sell out and the chance to buy it now will be gone.

So far the black and white models are available in 8G/128G, 8G/256G and 16G/256G configurations. $699, $749 and $799 USD.

Sold and shipped by Amazon.com who DO SHIP THIS TO CANADA. If you do live in Canada, this is your shot. Amazon makes it easy for you in Canada when buying of the .com version of the website and for the most part, you will just pay your provincial tax on top of the currency conversion. It’s not bad at all.


If you check out the closest information source for Canadians regarding ASUS product availability, you would be looking at the ASUS North America Twitter account. Given the North America aspect of the account, what have they told us about a Zenfone 9 Canada release? You might be surprised.

The first order of business for Canadian visitors to our website is telling you whether or not you are getting a Zenfone 9 release in Canada. The answer to this question is murky at best. Yes Canadian friends, we don’t want to paint a picture of doubt in your mind but we try to keep things real around here.

We have definitely been watching the ASUS Canada website. On there, we see the Zenfone 8. Not a mention, nor a whisper of the Zenfone 9. Now this could be just a matter of bookkeeping and ASUS just needs to update their Canadian version of their website. Or? Perhaps Canada will not be seeing a release. It sounds strange saying this so let’s not dwell on this peculiar omission from the ASUS Canada website. It’s worth noting that ASUS USA had the Zenfone 9 pages up shortly after release. We are talking a month ago.

If we look at the Zenfone 8 release, it’s unclear whether you could even buy one in Canada. We do not believe there were any Canadian retailers selling the Zenfone 8. If you look south to the USA, the Zenfone 8 eventually made its way to the ASUS USA online store. A win for USA! Unfortunately for Canadians, the ASUS online store does NOT ship to Canada. So then it was a matter of sourcing out USA retailers selling the North American variant of the Zenfone 8 who would ship to Canada. Near mission impossible as it turned out.

Oh yes, on that ASUS North America twitter account many people have asked about a release date for Canada. The answer? Crickets. So this could indicate some uncertainty within ASUS about countries getting a Zenfone 9 release. What ASUS has said, over and over, is that the Zenfone 9 is being released in the US in September.

So this time around, with the hyped Zenfone 9, will Canada have better luck? We are thinking it’s a coin flip. A 50/50 chance. However, we do think there will be more opportunity to order a Zenfone 9 from the US and have it shipped into Canada. Thus, you will get the North America geared network bands that you so badly want. We also believe from past years, the USA Warranty will also be valid for Canadians who buy one in the US. We will need to source that warranty detail out because things do change. Policies can change and we don’t want to mislead anyone here. When we verify, be assured you will be the first to know.

At this point we can tell you what models/configurations you can expect:

8G/128G in Black or White – $699.99 USD

8G/256G in Black – $749.99 USD

16G/256G in Black – $799.99 USD

Remember as a Canadian, you will pay tax. You know your province, so you will pay the tax that you would normally pay if you were buying from a local store in your province. So for British Columbia for example, you would need to convert USD to CAD, then add 12% tax. Shipping charges not included in that total.

If you see that the USA gets pre orders, if you live in Canada, DO NOT WAIT. Pull the trigger and order. The reason is because these pre orders in the US will sell out. The Canada release, if it even happens, will be a while after the US. That is our feeling only. Just start thinking right now, what it is you want to do. Your opportunity from Canada will be to order via the US, provided there are any US retailers shipping to Canada. We are tracking all sources and will update as we learn more. When this happens, you need to be quick especially if you are thinking of the cheapest 8G/128G model.

We hope to see the Zenfone 9 product page show up on ASUS Canada. That will give us a better, more optimistic outlook on a Zenfone 9 Canada release. Oh, we should also note that the ASUS Canada website does indeed have a Zenfone 8 product page. You decide whether that mattered last year. We don’t think the Zenfone 8 product page indicated the phone was available to buy in Canadian stores or online retailers. We didn’t see any. All this said, if you live in Canada, are you optimistic? Pessimistic? Confused? We are “all of the above”.

Zenfone 9 Battery Life Review and Comparisons

Who doesn’t love great battery life? Yes, ASUS upped the battery in the Zenfone 9 compared to the Zenfone 8 but in real terms, does it make a difference? If you want a mobile phone with the best battery life in a phone that isn’t a giant, the Zenfone 9 appears to be king of the mountain.

We are going to delve a bit into a very reputable website that did a deep dive in the Zenfone 9 battery life. Tom’s Guide, aka Tom’s Hardware are a top-of-class reputable website that has a rich history of reviewing every product under the sun. They have the best testing guidelines that they apply to all the mobile phones so you can be assured that their findings are accurate across the board. In their word you can trust.

To make this a fair fight as it were, the Zenfone 9 should really be compared to devices of a similar ilk. So certainly the ASUS ROG Phone series is going to beat most every mobile phone out there when it comes to battery life. However, it’s also a much bigger device which of course can house a much larger battery. So battery life is quite relative. The Nubia RedMagic at spot #2 and #5 is also a gaming phone, so keep that in mind when you notice where the Zenfone 9 is sitting in the rankings.

Here is the list of Tom’s Guide for the best battery life for mobile phones:

  1. Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: 15:30
  2. Nubia RedMagic 6: 13:20
  3. Moto G Power (2022): 13:15
  4. Asus Zenfone 9: 13:13 (tie)
  5. Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro: 13:13 (tie)
  6. Moto G Stylus (2022): 12:30
  7. Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW: 12:29
  8. Asus ROG Phone 5: 12:23
  9. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: 12:19
  10. iPhone 13 Pro Max: 12:16 (tie)
  11. Cat S62 Pro: 12:16 (tie)
  12. OnePlus 10 Pro: 11:52 (tie)
  13. Moto G Pure: 11:52 (tie)
  14. TCL 30 V 5G: 11:46
  15. iPhone 13 Pro: 11:42

So from this updated list of 2022 phone releases, you can see the ROG Phone 6 Pro sitting at the top. There is a cluster of mobile phones in the #2-5 spots that are around the 13 hour mark. That is a very impressive battery life to be sure, and check out the Zenfone 9 vs. the ROG Phone 5. It beats it! Many would call Apple iPhones have the best battery life on the planet. Tom’s Guide comparisons say otherwise. If you consider that the iPhone 13 Pro Max with its 12:16 battery life is the best that Apple has going currently, you can see that the Zenfone 9 is extremely impressive. Note that the most comparable iPhone to the Zenfone 9 size wise is the iPhone 13 and it’s not even on the list!

People may quibble about lack of wireless charging on the Zenfone 9 but clearly you won’t need to charge you phone as much. Perhaps a small conciliation for some. ASUS does provide a 30W charger in the box so that will top up your battery quickly without too much fuss.

It’s interesting to think about whether the Zenfone 9 battery life is a result of ASUS engineering of if it’s the work of the new Snapdragon processor. Most likely the new Snapdragon processor has tremendous efficiency and lower heat which translates into the results see by Tom’s Guide best battery life chart.

It’s also worth noting the size of battery in these phones. The Zenfone 9 has a 4,300 mAh battery compared to the Zenfone 8 which has a 4,000 mAh battery. The ROG Phone 6 Pro has a 6,000 mAh battery compared to the ROG Phone 5 which has a 6,000 mAh battery as well. The results indicate that newer Snapdragon processors are making great strides in terms of power efficiency. Yes, ASUS has some clever designs for cooling which help as well, but we would suggest the largest factor comes down to the processor itself. Which is why you don’t see any Google Pixel phones or Samsung phones which are using their own chip technology. Snapdragon know mobile processors and if battery life matters, then it should be a primary factor when choosing which phone to buy.

We want to restate something. Tom’s Guide would be considered the #1 most reliable source when it comes to evaluating and testing technology. There is a real science to testing and in order to get true comparisons, no rock can be left unturned. You need consistency and you need the exact same testing conditions applied to all devices. We are extremely confident in the list that Tom’s Guide is providing.

We will update with other main publications and their Zenfone 9 battery life findings in the weeks and days to come.

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