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Asus Zenpad Z8 hits Verizon

Asus Zenpad Z8 Android tablet
Asus Zenpad Z8
Although similar to last year's Zenpad S 8.0 slate, this new tablet has a different processor and features USB Type-C connectivity, as well as support for Verizon's 4G LTE network.

Although tablets are no longer selling as they were a few years ago, some big names in the industry still bet on this market. Asus is such a brand, and the new Zenpad Z8 is a tablet that joins Verizon Wireless' portfolio. At first glance, this is a slate similar to the Zenpad S 8.0 that launched back in 2015, but with 4G LTE, USB Type-C, and a new processor.

Asus Zenpad Z8 has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC with Qualcomm Adreno 510 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 7.9-inch in-plane switching multitouch with 2,048X1,536 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 8 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, GPS
  • Operating system: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI on top
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.7 pounds; 8.08X5.37X0.3 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 4680 mAh lithium-polymer (non-removable)
  • Colors: black

This slate is already up for pre-order and will hit Verizon's retail stores on June 23. Its MSRP is $249.99 USD, but can be acquired for $149.99 USD with a two-year contract, as well as for $0 USD down and 24 monthly payments of $10.41 USD each.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-17 (Update: 2016-06-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.