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Verizon unveils the Asus Zenfone Z8, an attractive Android tablet for multimedia consumption

Verizon unveils the Asus Zenfone Z8 is an attractive Android tablet for multimedia consumption
Verizon has announced that it will be exclusively offering the Asus Zenfone Z8, a compact Android tablet made with multimedia consumption in mind.

With global tablet sales on a constant decline in the past few years, we haven't seen too many upper-end Android slabs being released in the US as of late. As such, the Asus Zenpad Z8 is a breath of fresh air in a shrinking market, even if its availability is limited to Big Red's subscribers.

The Zenpad Z8 comes with a 7.9-inch IPS display running at 2048 by 1536 pixels. The display has a PPI of 324, a level of sharpness that makes a lot of sense on a multimedia tablet. Another detail that speaks of the multimedia nature of the Verizon Asus Zenpad Z8 are the dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS-HD support.

Under the hood, Asus has fitted in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, an upper-end chipset that includes a hexa-core CPU and an Adreno 520 GPU. This SoC is paired with 2GB of RAM and should provide sufficient processing power to ensure smooth video playback as well as a smooth UI performance.

The Asus Zenpad Z8 features 16GB of integrated storage, but users can expand on that via the microSD card slot.

Other key specs include a 2MP primary camera, a USB Type-C connector, a 2MP primary camera, an LTE connection and a listed battery life of 13 hours with average use.

Verizon is pricing the Asus ZenPad Z8 at $250 at outright. Alternatively, users can get the slab through the carrier's equipment installment plan for a little under $11 per month for 24 months. Verizon is already accepting orders for the Zenpad Z8, but shipments will begin on June 23.

source: Verizon

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Asus ZenPad Z8 specs
  • Display 7.9 inches 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4680 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat ASUS Zen UI

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