Whenever Asus develops a new flagship tablet the company normally unveils it at Computex in Taiwan. The brand new ZenPad 3 8.0 was quietly introduced on the main Asus website today and was designed to be a mid-range device with the ability to insert a SIM to get an LTE data plan.
The Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 features 7.9 inch LED QXGA display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core 1.8 GHZ processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The cameras are not really anything to write home about, there is a 8 MP snapper on the back and a 2 MP front camera.
Other features include 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, a microSD card reader, headset jack, and a SIM card slot with support for 3G and 4G networks.
Asus designs some really nice, polished hardware. The big drawback is that there is a ton of bloatware loaded on the device and is impossible to remove. They are often very far behind on OS version updates, due to them struggling to fix major software issues that were present since launch.
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