After unveiling the latest Zenfone 3 smartphones at the Computex 2016 in Taiwan, yesterday Asus had made their devices first available in their home country. The company had already announced Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, & Zenfone 3 Ultra and now launched the new Android-powered tablet called Zenpad 3S 10(Z500M). As rumors suggested, the company introduced the 6GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of Zenfone 3 Deluxe with the all new Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.4GHz.
Talking about the Zenpad 3S 10, it sports a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048 x 1536 pixels) IPS display with Tru2Life display technology. The display supports the Asus Z Stylus but has to be carried separately like Apple Pencil for iPad Pro. It is powered by 2.1GHz MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor coupled with PowerVR GX6250 GPU clocked at 650MHz. The new chipset is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with the latest Zen UI on top.
Asus is also offering 5GB of cloud storage, 100GB of Google Drive Storage and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion upto 128GB. On the camera front, the tablet is equipped with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Zenpad 3S 10 is kept powered on by a 5,900mAh battery that also supports quick charge 3.0 with the provided power adapter. With the Hi-Res Audio (HRA) certification and the integrated DTS X technology, the tablet offers 7.1-channel surround sound.
It measures 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.15 mm and with its Aluminum body it almost weighs 430 grams. The home button on the front also houses the fingerprint sensor. As per the information available, there is no SIM card slot on this tablet. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, and USB 2.0 Type-C port. The Zenpad 3S 10 is priced at NT$ 10,990 (approx $341 / Rs. 23,000), and the shipping is expected to start from August. As of now, there is no information about the availability of the tablet in other markets.