It’s time for Zenfone 10

Well it appears we are coming in a bit behind schedule on this one! No excuses. We messed up! That said? Get ready for all things Zenfone 10 as we are heading right into the release events very soon. June 29th. Mark it on your calendars!

With ASUS putting out some official details there is accurate information to delve into. No rumors this time around!


The early rumors suggested ASUS going bigger this year, but nope. The Zenfone 10 is the same 5.9-inch size as the Zenfone 9.

Best New Features:

Wireless charging is coming to the Zenfone 10. This was a big issue for some prospective buyers with the Zenfone 9.

A second-gen six-axis gimbal stabilization.

Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Our expectations:

Faster CPU, likely same battery life, improved cameras, headphone jack, new colors, similar or same price as last year.

Our expectation is for ASUS to build upon the Zenfone 9. The Zenfone 10 appears to have the same camera design in the rear based on what ASUS showed briefly in a Zenfone 10 teaser video.

[source: ASUS]

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 models in stock and shipping now – 8G/128G, 8G/256G, and 16G/256G – MSRP starting at $695 – – click here to shop!

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” or will it also apply to the 3rd party Mobile Advance who is selling the Zenfone 9 on 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” 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”. 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 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. Order now and these are shipping now. 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: Zenfone 9 models in stock and shipping now – 8G/128G, 8G/256G, and 16G/256G – MSRP starting at $695 – – click here to shop!

Update: Don’t wait for “sold and shipped by”. ASUS is limiting their retail partners it seems. You can trust 3rd party sellers “Mobile Advance” and “NGP Store USA” who sell at MSRP and are retail partners of ASUS or so it seems from previous Zenfone releases in the USA. Don’t wait around for other options! Shipping now.

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.

If you live in Canada, you can monitor our Zenfone 9 Canada page here for updates. For now we recommend checking the link above as those will show available Zenfone 9 models that are shipping to Canada.

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.



[source: FCC]

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

** News February 16, 2023 **

   Shopping Links:

–> Price Drop: Starting at $599 – In stock and shipping – Proper North American Variant – click here


Note: With our link above, the landing page gives you access to all colors and configurations available to buy. If you’re from Canada and are logged into Amazon using your Canadian address, only those models with shipping to Canada will appear in stock. Any of the 3rd party sellers like Mobile Advance and NGP Store USA are trusted ASUS retailers for the North American market. We did our homework on who you can trust. Amazon is shipping some of the Zenfone 9 models from Mobile Advance to Canada as well. The link we are providing is for the proper North American variant. Unfortunately not all colors and configurations are available to ship to Canada. Please trust us.

Complete listings on single page:

Zenfone 9 models in stock and shipping now – 8G/128G, 8G/256G, and 16G/256G – MSRP starting at $668 – – click here to shop!

The “sold and shipped by” opportunities have disappeared for weeks now. One or two of the trusted 3rd party sellers who list at MSRP will ship to Canada. Just click the color and config you are interested in and ensure you have your Canadian address entered while you browse. Amazon will show your account address in the top navigation bar.

Check back with us as we monitor and post in-stock updates. 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!

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”.