After the successful Zenfone line, Asus is ready to also release at least a couple of tablets with the ZenPad brand.
The first members of this new family will come with screen of 7″ and 8″. The 7-inch ZenPad will have two versions: the Wi-Fi-only Z170C, and the 3G-capable Z170CG. Both of these models should be out in July, at least in Russia.
In what concerns to specs, the ZenPad 7 won’t bring any news to the tablets world. It will sport an IPS screen with 1,024×600 resolution, 8 or 16GB of expandable storage, a 2 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, Bluetooth support, and a 3,950 mAh battery. It will also pack a 64-bit Intel Atom X3 chipset and it will come with a 1 GHz quad-core CPU, aided by 1GB of RAM.
The ZenPad 7 will be available in black and white, it will weigh under 300g, and in Russia pricing will start at RUB 7,990 for the Wi-Fi-only version ($160 or €140). If you want 3G connectivity too, you’ll have to shell out RUB 8,990 ($180 or €158).
The other tablet will be an 8-inch ZenPad certified by the FCC. This tablet should come with higher-end specs compared to the 7-incher. It may be powered by Intel’s Z3560 or Z3530 chipsets, with 2GB of RAM and 8, 16, 32, or 64GB of built-in storage. Furthermore, the 8″ touchscreen comes with 2,048×1,536 resolution.
Both ZenPads will be officially unveiled at Computex in Taiwan at the beginning of June.