Launched recently, the Asus ZenPad 3S 8.0 is a sequel to a slightly larger ZenPad 3S 10 which came out the previous year. The company might have received a feedback that a smaller sized tablet might be well received in the market. Even otherwise companies always try to have a variety to offer to the customers worldwide. The Asus ZenPad 3S 8.0 seems to have a decent design, specs and features to impress the users.
Design and External Appearance
Asus has switched to an all-metal aluminium body for this new 8-inch tablet and it looks quite appealing. There is a plastic strip in the rear to facilitate the antennas to be housed. The device is light enough to hold and is quite sleek at just less than 7mm in thickness. There is a home button in the front and this tablet has not been provided with a fingerprint scanner. Speaking of buttons, the power volume control buttons are on the side of the tablet.
Display and Other Specs
The actual display is 7.9 inches and its 2K resolution, 2048x1536 pixels with decent viewing angles. Experts opine that the picture quality and clarity of display are quite good, to say the least. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 will be the processor fitted on to the tablet and the RAM is being released in two variants, 3GB and 4GB. Similarly, the internal storage memory comes in two variants. 32GB and 54 GB.
The OS chosen is the latest Android Nougat 7.1 and Asus’ in-house skin Zen UI will also ride over it. The Zen UI has also received updates and the latest version is installed. If you are already familiar with the use of Asus’ devices, you will find it easy to use all the pre-loaded apps and the general navigation within the device.
The imaging is taken care of by a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front sensor. The battery is likely to be 4680mAh in size, but it requires final confirmation.
Details of pricing and the dates of release in different markets are still awaited.