Asus and Verizon have introduced the ZenPad Z8 tablet in the US on June 2016. The price of this tablet is $249.99 (approximately Rs. 16,800) without convention. The new Asus ZenPad Z8 is now available for pre-order through Verizon Wireless online and is scheduled to start shipping from June 23. It will be also available with a two-year contract at $149.99 (approximately Rs. 10,000).
The Asus ZenPad Z8 features a 7.9-inch IPS display and comes with a 2K (2048×1536 pixels) screen resolution. Asus says that the display on the ZenPad Z8 will offer a 178-degree viewing angle.
The tablet is powered by a 1.4GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 650 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. It runsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZenUI features dual front-facing stereo speakers offering DTS-HD sound. It will come with 16GB of inbuilt storage and will offer expandable storage through microSD card (up to 128GB). The tablet sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and also houses a 2-megapixel front camera.
The Asus ZenPad Z8 is backed by a 4680mAh battery and comes with 4G connectivity option with SIM. Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Glonass, and the tablet comes with USB Type-C port are the other connectivity options included in tablet.
At the launch of the new ZenPad Z8, Benson Lin, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Communications Asus, commented, “Asus is excited to launch the ZenPad Z8 with Verizon. The Asus ZenPad Z8 brings an incredible feature set and top-end specifications to Verizon customers at a very attractive price. We’re pleased to begin this relationship with Verizon and for customers to experience the ZenPad Z8 on Verizon’s extensive 4G LTE network.”