Asus ZenFone 5Z now available in the US to take on the OnePlus 6

06 August 2018

ASUS’ latest flagship is now officially available for purchase in the United States. The ZenFone 5Z was first announced back in February at MWC with a Snapdragon 845 and a 6.2-inch notched display. The phone went on to launch in Europe and Indian markets where its pricing undercuts the OnePlus 6 by $30.

The phone became available for purchase today at B&H Photo, ASUS USA, and Amazon. However, as of this post’s writing, ASUS and B&H have run out of stock and amazon has limited quantities with “more on the way”.

The ASUS ZenFone 5Z recently received a huge camera update enabling RAW support, improving overall image quality in both video and still images. The OnePlus 6 has already been praised for its excellent camera experience so ASUS is prepared to aim for the same thing.

There’s a dual camera with a 12MP sensor and another 8MP wide-angle one. There’s also a 3,300 mAh battery with 18W Quick Charging. 6GB of RAM keep multitasking in check and there are 64GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. Currently, it looks like the only color option coming to the US is Midnight Blue.

What do you think of the ASUS ZenFone 5Z? Is this something that you’d consider over a OnePlus 6? Let us know what you think in the comments.

The much cheaper ZenFone Live (L1) is also available for $109 from Best Buy with Android One and a Snapdragon 425 CPU.

Via | Amazon | B&H | ASUS

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