We have had many inquires from UK visitors asking about the Zenfone 3 in the UK. After much digging, we have been able to conclude that the UK is not getting any Zenfone 3 models.
Here are a number of quotes from Asus via their UK Twitter channel:
“Hi, we won’t be releasing this device in the UK so we don’t have test samples to send out” – Nov 1, 2016, Asus UK Twitter reply to a question about the Zenfone 3. [source]
“We won’t be releasing the device in the UK. Some countries like France and Italy may do” – Oct 27, 2016, Asus UK Twitter reply to a question about the Zenfone 3 Ultra availability. [source]
“We have no plans to release these devices in the UK unfortunately” – Oct 14, 2016, Asus UK Twitter reply to a question about the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe. [source]
Based on what the Asus UK Twitter channel has said regarding other devices, you can trust what they have said. This isn’t a situation where some hope is mentioned or some possibility in the future exists. It sounds firm. The UK is not getting a Zenfone 3 release.
So what can you do? You can look at European models of the Zenfone 3 series and then decide on currency conversion and network compatibility. We will see if there are suitable solutions if you’re in the UK and want a Zenfone 3 that is not UK specific.