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Surprise: ASUS ZenFone 5Q on sale over a month ahead of schedule

If you were planning on getting an ASUS ZenFone 5Q at the end of July, here's some good news: you can get it right now for $299.

Published onJune 11, 2018

An official image of the ASUS ZenFone 5Q.
  • The ASUS ZenFone 5Q was slated for release in July but is available now.
  • Different sites have different pricing and availability for some reason.
  • B&H Photo is the best place to buy the ASUS ZenFone 5Q as of right now.

A few weeks ago, we told you that the ASUS ZenFone 5Q was available for pre-order, with a ship date slated for the end of July. Well, it appears we were wrong, as multiple retail outlets list the ASUS ZenFone 5Q as available to ship today, over a month ahead of schedule.

However, there are some wild pricing discrepancies across various sites, and some of the sites actually list the device as currently out-of-stock. Nonetheless, the phone is for sale, not pre-order, and most of the sites list today as the ship date.

With no notch in sight, the ASUS ZenFone 5Q boldly ventures toward the US in late July

B&H Photo looks to be the best place to buy the ASUS ZenFone 5Q because it has the device at its standard retail price of $299 and sells both the black and white variants. If you don’t live in New York or New Jersey, you don’t have to pay any taxes and free shipping is included.

Best Buy is your next best bet if you’re not a fan of B&H Photo. Best Buy carries the ZenFone 5Q for the list price of $299, but only has the black variant for sale.

Amazon also lists the ASUS ZenFone 5Q at $299, but is temporarily out-of-stock for both color variants. If you simply must buy from Amazon, you’ll have to wait until it comes back in stock.

Finally, Newegg also sells the ASUS ZenFone 5Q, but wants nearly double the list price: $418. We’re not quite sure why it’s asking so much more than other sites, but it’s likely because it’s being sold by a third-party seller, which has jacked-up the price with no connection to Newegg.

Other sites might have the device for sale too, but these are the ones we usually buy from. If you find a better deal, let us know in the comments!

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