How to pre order and buy a ZenFone 6 (2019) ZS630KL

Update December 21: US now has stock of the $549 6GB/128GB model in both Silver and Black. See listing here on Amazon (Silver) available now with free shipping. The Midnight Black color is available and listed here.

France has 6GB/128GB (499,00 €) in stock: Shops from and sold by Amazon.fr – click here for listing

Canada has 6GB/128GB in stock. Here is a direct link to the product page on Amazon.ca.

Germany has another option for buying the 6GB/128GB. Link: Shipped from and sold by Amazon.de €559.00 in Midnight Black.

Indonesia has ZenFone 6 availability. Only the 6GB/128GB model and is available to buy (Rp 6,999,000) at eraspace.com and Tokopedia .

Now available in Australia! ZenFone 6 with 6GB/128GB in Midnight Black from Toby Deals for AU$879. Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand. Click here to visit Toby Deals and see the ZenFone 6 product listing. (Note: if you are using uBlock Origin, our link is safe and only sends you to the Toby Deal website listing.)

For US/Canada/International shoppers, from B&H, Midnight Black/Twilight Silver models with either 6GB/64 ($499), 6GB/128GB ($549) or 8GB/256GB ($599). If you live in the US, B&H are running a special free offer deal worth $60. You get a Mint Mobile 3-Month 8GB Prepaid SIM Card Kit (3-month Unlimited Talk & Text + 8GB Data Per Month). Click here to check the listings on B&H.

UK ASUS online store has in-stock units, both 6GB/128GB (£499.99) and 8GB/256GB (£599.99) in Midnight Black.

Can you believe the date and the fact many countries still don’t have availability? Brasil just go their official release. Indonesia is by the end of the year according to ASUS sources. No other release dates that we’ve found yet. Rumors are that the Philippines and other countries may be missed all together! With the US fully stocked at this point, there appears to be more inventory than ever before. Good news in our opinion for release dates in those countries still waiting.

The $899 USD ROG Phone 2 is available now (options for Canada and International as well) and we have full details here.

If you are outside of the current ZenFone 6 stocked countries, you can look at international options here. If you are outside of the US and don’t want to deal with 3rd party sellers, check that linked article out. Ordering from the one US retailer (who ship internationally) may be a decent option for those of you from Australia and other countries.

ASUS has officially disclosed why the ZenFone 6 production has been slow, but according to ASUS the issue is resolved now. There must have been other issues because other countries have been slow to get their inventory. ASUS continues to say very little on the inventory woes but we hope to see good news soon. Yes, it’s something that we keep saying far too often.

Since launch, we have been painfully tracking various pre-order opportunities across many markets and many retailers. If you hear something, please let us know via email. We post information as we get it. If you want availability updates emailed to you, please sign-up for our newsletter here. Remember to check your junk/trash folder though as sometimes newsletter emails can get missed and filtered as spam. If you are wondering why the delays for buying a ZenFone 6, we discuss the situation here.

Buy Now Links:

Link #1 > $539 – 6GB RAM – 128GB Storage – Midnight Black – eBay – Free shipping

Link #2 > $632 – 8GB RAM – 256GB Storage – Black or Silver – eBay – Free economy shipping

  • Cellular Band (3G): WCDMA B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
  • Cellular Band (LTE): LTE B1~B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B26/B28/B38/B39/B41/B66

Pre Order & Buy Now Links:

UK + Europe (AT, HR, CZ, FR, DE, HU, PL, RO, SK, SI) – Available From Alza.co.uk – All Models – Click Here

UK (Amazon.co.uk): Overpriced 3rd Party Sellers Currently

Germany (Amazon.de): Overpriced 3rd Party Sellers Currently

France (Amazon.fr): Overpriced 3rd Party Sellers Currently

Italy (Amazon.it): Overpriced 3rd Party Sellers Currently

 

ASUS Online Stores Stock update October 10: Largely across Europe, the 6GB/64GB is not available. The 8GB/256GB is available in Midnight Black and 6GB/128GB is available in either Midnight Black or Twilight Silver. We are monitoring these ASUS online store inventory levels and update whenever possible.

Misc Availability:

  • Most countries that do not have pre-order information or availability yet are delayed due to stock shortages. The situation is improving as of mid-August.
  • India has the following configurations in Midnight Black: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB.
  • Hong Kong has stock of all models in Midnight Black. Twilight Silver is delayed until mid-August. 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB (source: official ASUS Hong Kong online store)
  • Sweden has in-stock ZenFone 6 units at various retailers. Inet.se shows 126GB model in stock.
  • Italy being the initial launch country has various retailers selling the ZenFone 6.
  • Europe countries still have the best availability as of late August but still do not have the 8GB/256GB models available.

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If you live in Europe and have an ASUS online store, it’s worth checking their stock on a regular basis. The in-stock status has been fluctuating over the past couple of weeks. Not a lot of units but they do show up and sell out quickly.

Here is the pricing breakdown for Europe, Taiwan, US, and UK:

  • 6GB RAM / 64GB ROM
    • 499 EUR
    • $499 USD
    • $799 CAD
    • 5 299,00 SEK
    • ₹31,999
    • 2 199,00 zł
    • 159 990,00 Ft
    • 12 990,00 Kč
    • 3.999,00 DKK
  • 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM
    • 559 EUR
    • $549 USD
    • £499.99
    • NT$ 17,990
    • ₹34,999
    • HK$4,998
    • 5 799,00 SEK
    • 2 399,00 zł
    • 189 990,00 Ft
    • 14 490,00 Kč
    • 4.399,00 DKK
  • 8GB RAM / 256GB ROM
    • 599 EUR
    • £599.99
    • $599 USD
    • NT$ 20,990
    • HK$5,798
    • ₹39,999
    • 6 299,00 SEK
    • 2 599,00 zł
    • 207 990,00 Ft
    • 15 990,00 Kč
    • 4.699,00 DKK
  • 12GB RAM / 512GB ROM (ZenFone 6 Edition 30)
    • NT$ 27,990 (55% more expensive than 6GB/128GB Taiwan version price)
    • 866 EUR (estimate only)
    • $850 USD (estimate only)
    • £774.98 (estimate only)

Where can I buy the Twilight Silver color version of the ZenFone 6?

Twilight Silver is now starting to show up at various retailers. If you want this color, be fast during pre-order opportunities. Only a limited number will be made available to pre-order. In the US for example, the Twilight Silver sold out during the pre-order phase quite quickly. The production of Twilight Silver takes more time than the Midnight Black. Expect stock to show up soon, expect limited stock and fast sell-outs. We recommend you act quickly and order right away when the chance comes.

How does this pricing compare to the competition like say, the OnePlus 7 Pro?

  • 6GB/128GB: $669 USD – 699/709€
  • 8GB/256 GB: $699 USD – 749/759€
  • 12GB/256GB: $749 USD – 819/829€

How does this pricing compare to the Google Pixel 3a XL?

  • 64GB – $479 USD

What versions of the ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) will be available in the US and Canada?

  • The 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB models will be available in North American markets (US and Canada)

What is this newly announced ZenFone 6 Edition 30? Where can I buy it and when will it be available?

The ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is a variant of the ZenFone 6 that ASUS announced as part of their 30-year anniversary. This model has 12GB of RAM, 256GB storage, a 30-month warranty, and a differently designed rear. Only 3,000 units will be produced. No pricing or availability has been announced so far.

What network bands will the North America variant of the ZenFone 6 have?

  • Just like previous generations of ZenFone models, expect the typical networks to be compatible. As ASUS states about network compatibility in the US, “This device is not compatible with CDMA Networks such as: Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.” As for Canada, here is what ASUS says: “Compatible with GSM Networks including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind, Fido, Virgin, Koodo and cellular network providers utilizing GSM network.” Here are a couple charts to sort out the US and Canada compatibility:

US:

Canada:

Need more answers to your questions? Check our dedicated ZenFone 6 page here.

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New reports suggests flip camera on ZenFone 7 and Pro model

With ASUS set to unveil the ROG Phone 3 in about two weeks from now, the ZenFone 7 news and rumors have been rather minimal. That may be changing however. A new report from a reliable website is suggesting something we almost gave up hope on.

According to this new report, there will be two models, the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro. We have been skeptical at the suggestion of there being more than one model because ASUS has been on record saying one phone, per year, that’s it. Maybe that taste of success with the ZenFone 6 changed their strategy.

Consider too that the ZenFone 6 featured LCD display technology. For many (like me) that was a deal breaker. It’s entirely possible that ASUS could include an AMOLED display technology on the ZenFone 7 Pro which could justify a higher price point. Many people would be more than happy to pay more for that display option.

The bigger aspect of this report however is that the ZenFone 7 will feature the flip camera module, but with more lenses. We took the previous leaked images of what was said to be the ZenFone 7 which show hole punch design and not flip camera.

Why might be believe this unsubstantiated report rather than the previously leaked images? It’s the silence of the ZenFone 7 rumors that has us curious. Maybe the reason ASUS has kept the ZenFone 7 under wraps to this extent is because they want to keep this a surprise. Either that or there is nothing particular special about the ZenFone 7 which would be true if it simply has the common hole punch design.

We have confidence in this recent report. It’s a credible source. Sure there isn’t a document or image associated with the report, we can certainly entertain it’s authenticity.

The ZenFone 7 has no official news so it’s certainly lagging behind the ROG Phone 3 which ASUS is promoting already. The ZenFone 7 could make an incredible splash if indeed it’s sporting a more complex, multi-lense flip camera module. Let’s all hope for something special!

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News about ZenFone 7 hard to come by. Why?

As we reach the mid point of June 2020, barely a whisper about the ZenFone 7. This shows that ASUS is managing to limit leaks but at the same time it’s quite odd given the fact the ROG Phone 3 has been spotted in various ways. Both new phones slated for a similar launch date, so what gives?

We are quite certain that the ZenFone 7 is not going to feature the flip camera but instead will have a double pin hole on the front of the display. This belief comes from a couple of early leaked images that we believe to have some validity.

Given that the flip camera was a feature worthy of praise, the ZenFone 7 may not posses a similar “wow” factor and as a result, the inventory woes won’t be a problem this time around. So we expect no issues with in-stock inventory, but we do wonder if specs alone will be enough for the ASUS ZenFone 7 to get some of the ZenFone 6 shine. It’s doubtful considering the number of competitors and strong mobile phone brand names that tend to dominate every year.

The lack of news is largely the result of the virus pandemic. Computex 2020 being delayed and now cancelled has put a real damper in any ASUS product unveils. Many other companies have done low-key launches so it’s entirely possible that we will wake up and see the ZenFone 7 listed on the ASUS website without much of a lead-up at all. This would be acceptable given the global pandemic and concerns on a much bigger scale than a smartphone release.

So be assured that we are monitoring our usual source for ZenFone 7 information. Each day we get more determined because when the flood gates open, there will be lot of news and information to cover. Stay tuned and follow our Twitter channel for breaking news!

ZenFone 7 triple camera flip module possible, so says patent filings

ASUS really caught the tech world by surprise with their innovative “flip camera” module. It has proven to be the ultimate way to enable all-screen displays that are completely notch free. It’s so impressive that other big name phone companies have taken note. Huawei is one such company and their recent patent filing shows they are looking at implementing a triple-camera flip module on their next generation phones.

With all the material shortages and inventory woes of the ZenFone 6 thanks to the camera flip module, we asked out loud whether ASUS would consider a flip mechanism on their ZenFone 7 series. When some of the biggest players in the mobile phone industry take notice and appear poised to release their own flip camera, ASUS may simply not have a choice but to keep their trademark flip camera module.

There is something to be said about short term pain for long term gain. One would think that this first generation flip module on the ZenFone 6 will mean a better rollout of the next generation ZenFone 7. Over the recent months we wondered about fitting triple cameras into such a mechanism. It’s clear that mobile phones are headed to the triple camera system and if the flip module can’t keep pace with that trend, then it would make a flip camera module obsolete. It’s always going to be a question of how much technology that can be put into a flip camera module.

We are cautiously optimistic about a triple-camera system in the ZenFone 7. It’s one thing to see a patent from a competitor, but it’s another thing to see this implementation in real life. A bigger mechanism means what for production? Will this strain the mechanism that ASUS implemented in the ZenFone 6 or can they just get away with some minor tweaks in order to add another lense?

It’s not great news for ASUS to see big companies like Huawei embracing the potential of a flip camera module. Sure it’s nice to be innovators, but in terms of competitive edge, ASUS seems bound to lose that next year with their ZenFone 7. Perhaps the manufacturing and engineering side of things will slow down competitors. ASUS can stick this feather in their cap and hopefully gain some credibility points in the minds of consumers and tech reviewers that they were first and others followed.

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