Asus unveils the ZenPad 3 8.0 tablet, similar to Verizon's ZenPad Z8

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Back in May, we told you about the Asus ZenPad Z8 tablet that was made for Verizon. The slate is priced at $149.99 with a signed two-year pact, or $100 more if purchased outright. Big Red customers can also pay using an installment plan which works out to $10.41 a month over 24 months. The tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 650 chipset and runs with 2GB of RAM inside.

Today, Asus unveiled another tablet that is similar to the ZenPad Z8 in many ways. The Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 is equipped with a 7.9-inch LCD screen carrying a 1536 x 2048 resolution. The Snapdragon 650 SoC is under the hood with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. All of those specs match the ZenPad Z8. Unlike Verizon's tablet, the ZenPad 3 8.0 is available in two variants. The model with 2GB of RAM comes with 16GB of internal memory, and the version with 4GB of RAM comes with 32GB of native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage.

Like the Asus slate offered by Verizon, the ZenPad 3 8.0 has a camera combo that weighs in at 8MP/2MP from back to front. The 4680mAh battery gives the user up to 11 hours of battery life, and the slab comes with stereo speakers, and a Type-C USB port.

The only major difference between the ZenPad 3 8.0 and Verizon's ZenPad Z8 is the former's variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. If you can get away with the lower amount of RAM and less storage, you'll probably save some money picking up the ZenPad Z8 from Big Red. Of course, we will know for sure once pricing for the new model is announced.

Check out the Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: Asus via Liliputing

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