The ASUS ZenFone 5Z has now gone up for pre-order on Amazon's website, with a listing price of $499. The listed ship date for the ZenFone 5Z is August 13, so it'll be at your doorstep in about three weeks time if you do decide to pre-order one. Currently, only the blue color is listed for pre-order, but the silver model is listed on Amazon's site. So that should be available for pre-order soon, if not available when the device officially goes on sale next month.
ASUS announced the ZenFone 5Z at its press event during Mobile World Congress. It is actually being marketed as the ZenFone 5 everywhere else in the world, and only the ZenFone 5Z in the US. It's the flagship smartphone from ASUS, and yes there is a notch included. There is a 6.2-inch IPS display here, with the notch, it sports a 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Inside, you'll find the Snapdragon 845 chipset powering the ZenFone 5Z, along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Of course, there is a micro SD card slot available here for expanding storage, should you need some more space. There is a 3300mAh capacity battery inside, and the ZenFone 5Z does actually run on the latest version of Android, which is Oreo.
This smartphone from ASUS is pretty similar looking to its other devices. Which is a glass and metal sandwich. It's pretty sharp looking, even with the notch, which is one of the smaller ones in the industry right now. With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on-board, the ZenFone 5Z is one of the higher specced smartphones out there, especially at the sub-$500 price point. So if you are looking for a smartphone that is pretty decent in the specs department, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, this is definitely the one to get.