The mini & the beast: Asus Zenfone 9 and ROG Telephone 6 now accessible in US


Asus is lastly launching the Zenfone 9 and ROG Telephone 6 sequence within the US (and Canada). It took greater than a month for Asus to carry its compact Android flagship on the stateside whereas nearly two months for its sixth-gen gaming telephone. However, each are formally arriving quickly as unlocked dual-SIM 5G fashions with pre-orders beginning as we speak.


  • Pre-orders for Asus Zenfone 9 and ROG Telephone 6 (Professional) start within the US.
  • The compact Asus Zenfone 9 flagship begins at $699.
  • Asus’ gaming-centric ROG Telephone 6 and 6 Professional retails beginning at $999.

Since Apple killed the iPhone 13 mini’s successor, alternate options for sub-6-inch telephones have shrunk this 12 months. Happily, the addition of Asus’ Zenfone 9 with a 5.9-inch display makes it simpler for these in search of a compact telephone albeit operating on an Android working system.

Regardless of its tiny dimension, the Zenfone 9 continues to be a potent flagship. The identical Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor that powers the ROG Telephone 6 duo is discovered below the hood. Past the chipset alternative are choices of three reminiscence configurations with the bottom at 8 GB/128 GB retailing for $699 and the maxed-out variant with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage at $799.

Somewhat than counting on an additional gimmicky depth or macro sensor, the Zenfone 9 makes use of a twin digital camera module with a 50MP essential and 12MP ultrawide. The previous is similar snapper discovered on the rear of the ROG Telephone 6 (Professional) and shoots as much as 8K video. In the meantime, the 12MP selfie digital camera on the entrance is able to recording movies at 4K decision. At any price, it may be useful if there was a telephoto sensor included.

Asus Zenfone 9 in the US
Asus Zenfone 9 incorporates a 5.9-inch 120Hz AMOLED display and multi-function side-button / © Asus

ROG Telephone 6

The ROG Telephone 6 (Professional) we reviewed has already been launched in different areas like Europe. Surprisingly, each variations of the gaming-centric machine will probably be heading to North America however solely the non-pro has been listed now. The fundamental mannequin is nearly an identical to the Professional besides on the secondary rear show. Asus’ gaming duo will get RGB lighting, gaming triggers, 165Hz show, and 6000 mAh battery.

The common ROG Telephone 6 is already accessible for pre-order with the bottom mannequin of 12 GB/256 GB sitting at $999 whereas the 16GB possibility with double the storage will price $1,099. Each the Zenfone 9 and ROG Telephone 6 are offered unlocked and anticipated to work in main 5G networks. Delivery will occur as early as October fifteenth.