And, it could be launching with a retail price of $299 (~Php 15K) to boot, if rumors are to be believed.
ASUS’s ZenPad 3S 10 tablet is due for a November release in the US, according to ASUS North America. Unveiled at IFA 2016 last September, the midrange ZenPad 3S 10 boasts a thickness of only 5.5mm and the “world’s thinnest bezel”. It’s clear that ASUS is positioning the tab to be an Android alternative to Apple’s iPad Air devices. Let’s dive into the internals and see if it’s competitive enough to do so.
ASUS ZenPad 3S 10
- MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor
- IMG GX6250 graphics processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 9.7-inch QXGA IPS display, 2048 x 1536 resolution
- 32GB or 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
- Dual speakers with DTS-HD Premium Sound, NXP Smart Amplifier, HRA support, Tru2Life video enhancement
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (ZenUI)
- 5900mAh battery, fast charge
Great midrange specs, especially the audio and video enhancing features. The tab’s battery pack is a hefty one too, and that’s the usual issue for tablets and smartphones nowadays.
No official pricing yet from ASUS North America, but if the ZenPad 3S 10 does launch at the rumored $299 price range, then color us very interested. IFA 2016 initially pegged it at $422 (~Php 20K) though, but let’s wait for an official statement from ASUS for now.