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The mini & the beast: Asus Zenfone 9 and ROG Cellphone 6 now out there in US

Asus is lastly launching the Zenfone 9 and ROG Cellphone 6 collection within the US (and Canada). It took greater than a month for Asus to convey its compact Android flagship on the stateside whereas virtually two months for its sixth-gen gaming cellphone. However, each are formally arriving quickly as unlocked dual-SIM 5G fashions with pre-orders beginning at present.


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

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

Regardless of its tiny measurement, the Zenfone 9 remains to be a potent flagship. The identical Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor that powers the ROG Cellphone 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.

Fairly than counting on an additional gimmicky depth or macro sensor, the Zenfone 9 makes use of a twin digicam module with a 50MP essential and 12MP ultrawide. The previous is similar snapper discovered on the rear of the ROG Cellphone 6 (Professional) and shoots as much as 8K video. In the meantime, the 12MP selfie digicam on the entrance is able to recording movies at 4K decision. At any fee, it might 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 Cellphone 6

The ROG Cellphone 6 (Professional) we reviewed has already been launched in different areas like Europe. Surprisingly, each variations of the gaming-centric machine will likely be heading to North America however solely the non-pro has been listed now. The fundamental mannequin is sort of 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 Cellphone 6 is already out there for pre-order with the bottom mannequin of 12 GB/256 GB sitting at $999 whereas the 16GB choice with double the storage will price $1,099. Each the Zenfone 9 and ROG Cellphone 6 are bought unlocked and anticipated to work in main 5G networks. Transport will occur as early as October fifteenth.

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