Asus spilled the beans on the Zenfone AR’s availability yesterday at Computex 2017. At the same event, the Taiwanese firm also ‘secretively’ introduced its new ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet. Instead of a media briefing, official announcement or much fanfare, the company kept the Android tablet’s unveiling a rather private affair. Also Read - Asus commercial PCs launched in India: Check out the new machines
It was tipster Roland Quandt, who posted images and spec sheet of the all new ZenPad 3S 8.0 Android slate on Twitter. The new tablet is an upgrade to company’s last year launched ZenPad 3 8.0. There is nothing official heard about the pricing and release of the tablet, but the fact that Asus has still betting on tablets in the year 2017 invites aggressive pricing to get mileage over competitors like Apple. Also Read - Asus to launch commercial laptop lineup today: How to watch livestream
ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 Z582KL new at Computex pic.twitter.com/aD8zOq7v01 Also Read - Asus updates its ROG, TUF and VivoBook gaming series with 10th Gen Intel processors
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 30, 2017
Asus ZenPad 3S 8.O features, specifications
The ZenPad 3s 8.O features an aluminum unibody body with a 7.9-inch 2K display. The slate is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It offers two variants with 3GB of RAM and 4GB of RAM which can be combined with 32GB and 64GB storage variants available. ALSO READ : Google Tango-based Asus Zenfone AR to go on sale in the US next month or early July
For optics, it has a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper on the front. The ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet houses a 4,680mAh battery and boasts DTX Headphone X 7.1 channel surround support for audio. On the software front, it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based ZenUI 3.5.
In comparison, the ZenPad 3 8.0 has the same display and battery specifications while it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unlike the new tablet, it has 8-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel secondary camera. The previous Zenpad tablets only offered 16GB and 32 GB internal storage.