On 12 July, ASUS will launch the zenPad 3S 10 (Z500M). It ‘a premium end tablet 9.7-inch 2K (2048 x 1536 pixels), SoC hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 and 5900 mAh battery in a 5.32 mm thick frame, but probably will not be alone.
The WiFi-Alliance has certified a new tablet today and all indications lead us to believe that it will be just the younger brother. Besides giving us information on the 802.11ac WiFi module integrated in the device, the official institution documents reveal its initials “commercial”, which allows us to make a first identikit: ASUS Z581KL (P008) will be a high-end 8-inch tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and connectivity 4G / LTE. Practically we face the successor of zenPad S 8.0 (Z580C / CA), still available on the market, which could take the name of ASUS zenPad 3S 8.0. We have not yet sure, but why should ASUS still launch another line of tablet?
Our assumptions are then confirmed by GFX Bench, who recently published tests and much of the technical details of this mysterious device with P008 code. According to online information, ASUS zenPad 3S 8.0 (Z581KL) will be equipped with a 7.9-inch 2K display (2048 x 1536 pixels) touch 5 points of contact with TrueLife Technology, SoC hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 1.8GHz (Cortex A53 and Cortex A72) coupled with Adreno 510 graphics, probably 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM although the benchmark reads only 1.9GB of memory and storage 9GB. On board there will be two cameras: the rear 7 MP (but the resolution may be incorrect because the processor supports up to 21MP) capable of taking pictures up to 3264 x 2448 pixels and shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.8 MP front (photo from 1600 x 1200 pixels and video HD 1280 x 960 pixels). The operating system is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Asus zenPad 3S 8.0 we have not a picture, but we think it will not be very different from zenPad 3S 10 recently emerged. We therefore expect a very elegant and sophisticated design featuring an aluminum unibody chassis with a brushed finish and ultrathin thickness. We are confident that the new family of zenPad 3S tablet will be voted to entertainment, so not only equipped with a high-level display but also a complete audio system with stereo speakers and DTS Headphone: X. We not even rule out the presence of a Type-C USB port, as on all the latest devices. We’ll be back in just over a week with some more information