US Pre Order Starts Now For ZenFone 6 – Full Details!

Interested in the ROG Phone 2? It’s $899 USD and is available to buy now. Hardware wise, it beats the standard ZenFone 6 by a large margin. See full details here.

Not from the US? Check our B&H link below because they ship internationally via DHL. The only countries they do not ship to includes: Iran, Sudan, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Uganda. Also, if you’re not from the US, please check out our daily updated global ZenFone 6 pre-order tracker information here.

The wait is over (mid-September is expected shipping date at this point) for anyone in the US (and Canada) hoping to buy a ZenFone 6. Pre-orders are starting for at least one retailer and ASUS US online store. We have the details and links here! Canada gets free shipping but check before buying as sometimes the free shipping offer comes and goes.

Bonus offer from B&H with your ZenFone 6 purchase:

  • ($60 value) 3 Months Of Unlimited Talk & Text + 8GB Data Per Month On The Mint Mobile Network. Kit includes a standard, micro, and nano size SIM card. Additionally, this plan includes free international calls to both Mexico and Canada.

Choices:

  • 8GB RAM / 256GB storage ($599.00)
  • 6GB/128GB ($549.99)
  • 6GB/64GB ($499.99)
  • Midnight Black (more available) or Twilight Silver (less available)

Shipping Dates For B&H:

  • First come, first serve

Pre Order / Buy Now Links:

New! Buy Now – 6GB/64GB ($499) – 6GB/128GB ($549) Ships Now – US Only – Amazon.com free shipping

Pre Order – Black – 6GB/64GB ($499) or 6GB/128GB ($549) or 8GB/256GB ($599) – B&H – Click Here

Plan on buying from B&H? You can save the equivalent to the sales tax you pay on every purchase shipped to eligible states with the B&H Payboo Card. Get approved and you can use the card right away and save. Check out the B&H Payboo Card info page and FAQ here.

Shipping Dates:

  • Midnight Black – fulfilled as first-come, first-serve
  • Twilight Silver – arriving inventory ships out as first-come, first-serve

What about Newegg, Best Buy and other retailers? Great question! We will update with those details as they become available. Likely the minimal retail options is attributable to the lack of units.

ZenFone 6 Accessories (Case, Screen Protector)

ASUS is selling the phone but not the official case. At this point, there are few reliable options. In the meantime you can use the included case, but we strongly recommend getting a protective case rather than the include shell case. Our experience with the included ZenFone cases has not been positive in the past. We are in the midst of getting some links to some recommended ZenFone 6 accessories. Hopefully by days end August 9.

ZenFone 6 Shopping Advice:

Tip #1: Don’t wait. Regardless of what the shipping date is, pre order now so you don’t wait even longer. The shipping date most times is wrong. Usually units ship sooner than first suggested during ASUS pre order phases. There will be a limited number of units available and Twilight Silver will be in short supply. In other markets we’ve seen sell outs in a matter of minutes. It’s hard to predict how many units ASUS had dedicated to the US/Canada market so we suggest moving as quickly as possible.

Tip #2: If you’re from Canada, the links above are for you too. B&H offers free shipping to Canada for orders over $100. Canada has the same ZenFone 6 model with the same network bands, so there is no difference if you buy in the US and bring into Canada.

Tip #3: Please take our advice and do not rely on the included ZenFone 6 case. We have a couple of articles about what you should do before getting your hands on your new ZenFone 6. These are cautionary tales that comes from our own experience with previous ZenFone models.

 

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  1. Borneol August 7, 2019 at 1:50 am #

    Hi, Asus stores us haddock 8gb/256!

  2. Austin August 8, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Asus store USA doesn’t ship to Canada. Bh doesn’t have the 8gb ram version, but it is available from the asus store us.

  3. pH August 12, 2019 at 4:03 am #

    I’m just a little curious where you got your BH shipping date? Anything I’ve seen online indicates they won’t be stocked thenselves until the following week.

    • Admin August 12, 2019 at 6:08 am #

      Thanks for the comment. This was on the B&H website. That said, it was somewhat buried and checking today, it may have been removed. Did you contact B&H to confirm the date you mentioned? Thanks!

      • pH August 12, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

        No the date I referenced was total hearsay I had picked up from a forum or reddit. I contacted BH this morning but they couldn’t provide anything remotely concrete.

        • Admin August 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

          Thank you for that. B&H have been overly optimistic on a few different occasions. Unreliable is another word for it. I’ll update the info.

  4. GeorgeSH August 16, 2019 at 2:46 am #

    Upon checking out, the 64GB+6GB version shows a $66 of duties/taxes, while the 256GB+8GB version shows a nearly $200 of duties/taxes! plus $9 of shipping fee, to Canada. So sad when I saw it since I thought my wait was finally over!

    • Admin August 16, 2019 at 2:48 am #

      I would contact their support on that. Says free shipping for order over $99. It’s possible when you checked, the model wasn’t full setup in their system. That listing was sketchy earlier today but I see now they have added an image.

      • GeorgeSH August 16, 2019 at 3:22 am #

        Thanks for replying. I think I saw “free shipping to Canada above $99” on the page of 6GB RAM version before, but now it’s gone…also it seems that the policy is for “Most Orders” but not all, maybe they don’t do that for zenfone 6 anymore… and I think they don’t set it up for the correct category yet as well, so the long pain of waiting continues…

        • Admin August 16, 2019 at 3:34 am #

          Oh that would be totally bogus if they ditch that free shipping to Canada for this product. Wow. I’m not saying it’s impossible. They’ve advertised that $99 free shipping for years at this point. I hope you have some luck on it. They have good chat support so hopefully that can get sorted out. Those added fees sound bizarre so hopefully it’s just their system temporarily acting up. Thanks again for posting the info and your experience trying to get one of these shipped. This will help others for sure!

          • GeorgeSH August 16, 2019 at 3:38 am #

            I’ll try to contact them and hopefully make the purchase happen and share my experience 🙂 thx again for this fantastic site of zenfone news while the long and pain waiting!

          • Admin August 16, 2019 at 3:52 am #

            You’re welcome. I did some looking around their site and you’ve been doing as well. I hate to say it, but given the shortage/demand, are B&H kicking Canadian customers to the curb as it were? I see that the 6GB/64GB as well doesn’t have the free shipping mentioned. I’ll definitely pass on my feelings to them about this if in fact they are prioritizing US customers in this way. Seems a bit disingenuous. At the very least I will find out from them what is going on, full disclosure and post it on the site for now and future reference.

          • Admin August 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

            I hope you checked again, because as of 10:30AM ET that model says $99 free shipping to Canada. Maybe this is updated because you brought it to their attention! I’m glad to see this none the less.

          • GeorgeSH August 16, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

            Thx for noticing. I checked the taxes and it remains at $200@32% though. The email is not replied and they are closed now for Friday so the I didn’t get the chance to have a live chat. Guess I’ve to wait again until Sunday when they open again. Until then I’ll stay on the fence staring at the ferocious $200 duties.

          • GeorgeSH August 18, 2019 at 3:18 am #

            update of B&H: free shipping to Canada over $99 has mysteriously gone for the 64/128GB model, while the duties and taxes finally got corrected for the 256GB model(which is $79 out of $599 USD, plus free shipping over $99, the spec is not online yet though)! It seems some kind guy worked in the weekend to fix that for us. Anyway, I placed the order and see what happens.

  5. Arjun August 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    B&H let me know that they expect the Midnight Black 128gb models to be in stock at their warehouse on August 26.

    • Admin August 20, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      Awesome! Thanks for the update.

    • Arjun August 23, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

      Just received a shipping email from B&H for my black 128gb model. Expected delivery is 8/28.

      • Arjun August 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

        Received it last night! Glad the wait is finally over.

        • Admin August 28, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

          Sweet! Thanks for all of your contributions and updates. I hope you can join and be part of the user group article that I’m about to post. Owners sharing advice, experiences is always a good thing!

  6. pH August 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm #

    Received an email from BH this morning informing me that my Twilight Silver remains on back order. It’s getting harder and harder to stay the course.

  7. GeorgeSH August 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    My order of 256BG black model at B&H has been shipped (to Canada) today, finally! The order was placed on Aug 19. The courier is UPS (standard, means via ground transportation), and it’s estimated to be deliveried in 4-9 Business Days.

  8. Jim September 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm #

    Thanks for the info! Got my Preorder from B&H, comes with a Mint mobile offer. Ive been wanted to try Mint anyway with my area. Long needed replacement for my Zenfone2.
    Are you still planning to release some accessory reviews/recommendations for the Zenfone6?

    Thanks!

    • Admin September 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback and comment. Yes, agreed an accessories post is very much needed as people seem to be getting their phones finally. Just a quick note regarding tempered glass, the Supershieldz brand extends a bit too far around the edges and thus there is a ghosting issue. They may redesign it though. I will dig around to see if there are bettered tempered glass protectors. Casse wise? I personally would be ordering the official ASUS stand case even if that means buying of eBay with expedited shipping. But I’ll work on an actual post ASAP regarding accessories.

      • Arjun September 16, 2019 at 12:02 am #

        I’ve been using the Rhinoshield case and screen/back protectors, and they seem to work pretty well

  9. GeorgeSH September 9, 2019 at 1:45 am #

    Mine of 8G/256G black ordered Aug 19 has arrived central Canada via UPS ground this Friday! Everything seems to be fine, will further test in the future.

    • Admin September 14, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

      Sounds great! We would love to hear how your experience has been and what you like/dislike.

      • GeorgeGSH September 15, 2019 at 5:07 am #

        So far very solid. In some very rare cases you need to tap the retract bottom in the notification area to secure its retracted position. Another thing is after a restart, accessibility permission of some apps is needed to be reset despite displaying as “toggled ON”. Oh, the ASUS stock alarm doesn’t provide automatic snooze function, although there is a setting of “automatic snooze” which apparently doesn’t work. Fortunately, there are 3rd party replacements such as Alarm Clock Xtreme.

  10. Borneol September 14, 2019 at 1:48 am #

    30th edition is available on Asus store!

    • Admin September 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      Thank you so much for posting the updated information!

  11. pH September 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    I’ve just noticed that on the B&H website that all the “mid-September” availability have reverted back to “not available”

  12. Anubhav September 22, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    U have any information regarding when 6z 8gb variant back again in stock in India.

  13. Borneol September 25, 2019 at 10:34 am #

    Asus US store has 64,128 and 256 units in stock

    • Anubhav September 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

      Good news now i dont need 6z 8gb variant. In India asus lunch rog 2 similar as tencent version. So I am going to order on 30 September when sale start.

      • Admin September 25, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

        Great to hear that you’re going to be setup with that beast of a phone!

    • Admin September 25, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

      Thank you so much for the timely update!

  14. Borneol October 5, 2019 at 12:45 am #

    Asus US store has in stock all configurations in black

  15. Richard October 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    I canceled my pre-order with B&H after they told me they have no info from Asus on when they’re getting the phones to ship. I bought a different phone to keep me going until next year. Maybe I’ll give Asus a chance with the Zenfone 7, or maybe I’ll go with the Microsoft Duo. I’ve wanted a Zenfone for years, and the year I am ready and able to buy one, they screw things up.

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