ASUS looks to be preparing to launch some new Android tablets this year, as details have appeared online through both the FCC and leaks from Russian stores. The new tablets will be known as the ZenPad series, and, in typical ASUS fashion, come in a variety of sizes and varients.
The ZenPad 8 is the larger, 8-inch model and features a pixel resolution of 2048×1536. As with its smartphones, ASUS has again chosen Intel as its SoC partner for the new tablets, most likely as the company continues to give away its processors for very little cost. Again, there are multiple models with slightly different internal components. In these 8-inch tablets, there’s a choice to be had between an Intel Atom Z3560 or Z3450 processor and either 8, 16, 32 or 64GB of internal memory, back up by 2GB of RAM.
ASUS also looks to have a couple of 7-inch tablets in the works, sporting a lower pixel resolution of 1024×600. The other specifications are a bit cut down too, as the ZenPad 7 will feature a quad-core Intel Atom x3 processor, 1GB of RAM and either 8 or 16GB of internal memory, which can be supplemented via a microSD card slot. These look like quite typical low/mid-range machines.
As you would expect, WiFi and Bluetooth come as standard, and there are also rear and front cameras too, at 2 megapixels and VGA resolution respectively. There’s a choice to be had between WiFi only or 3G models as well, and the entire range comes equipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop. As you can see, there’s plenty of choice.
The ZenPad 7 should be available in July at a very reasonable cost of €139 or €159. We’re still waiting on a price for the larger tablets. Much like its anticipated ASUS ZenWatch 2, these new tablets could also be unveiled at Computex Taipei, which will run from June 2 to June 5.