Here in the US, we’re waiting for May 18 to happen for the ZenFone 2 to be officially introduced. We’ve got an invite and we can’t wait to finally get our hands on the new smartphone. Although we’re not expecting another device to be announced the same day, we’ve got information that ASUS is going to introduce a new line of Android-powered tablets. This is different from the FonePad and PadFone series and is believed to be called as the ZenPad.
It’s still a rumor but Asus could just be changing the naming convention to a simpler one–ZenPad, following the ZenFone title because honestly, the PadFone-FonePad is a bit confusing. We heard the new tablet will be shown off at the upcoming Computex in Taiwan this June. It’s rumored to be a 7-inch ZenPad 7 with model number Z170C. There’s also the ZenPad 8 (model number Z380KL) which looks similar but is more powerful. Both tablets will have standard and 3G variants.
ASUS ZenPad 7 is believed to have the following specs: 7-inch IPS display screen, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, Intel Atom x3, 1GB RAM, 8GB/16GB built-in storage, MicroSD card slot, unknown front/back cameras, WiFi, and Bluetooth. No details on pricing but it could be priced anything between $159 and $182.
The ASUS ZenPad 8 is said to run an Intel Atom Z3560/Z3530 Moorefield. Specs include an 8-inch screen, 2048 x 1536 QXGA resolution, 2GB RAM, 8/16/32/64GB storage, MicroSD card slot, dual cameras, Bluetooth, and WiFi. No hint on pricing but we hope to learn more about the new ZenPad series at the Computex which is happening from June 2nd until the 6th.