ZenPad 10 and ZenPad 8 announced by Asus, with MediaTek CPU’s & Marshmallow


Zenpad 10 and Zenpad 8

Only a week left until May 31st , when Computex 2016 is opening its doors in Taipei. At Taipei’s annual tech event, Asus is expected to introduce its 2016 ZenFone and ZenPad gadgets.

With that in mind, Asus isn’t waiting another week just to show off its ZenPad tablets. In fact, the company has secretly this week revealed the Zenpad 10 and ZenPad 8 tablets, both powered by MediaTek’s MT8163 chipset instead of last year’s Intel CPU. Another novelty brought by the new ZenPad series is the flavour of the operating system. This time around Asus’ ZenPads run on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow version.

Asus Z380M (10.1″ model) and the Asus Z300M (8.0″ model) will both be commercially available later this summer, however, Asus hasn’t said anything when it comes to pricing details.

Zenpad 10 and Zenpad 8

The ZenPad 10 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage, as well as packed with a battery that will last about 11 hours. The smaller sized tablet will come in 1 or 2GB of RAM, with 8 or 16GB of built-in storage and with a battery that will last for up to 8 hours on a full charge. Asus throws in an extra 5GB of cloud storage for both devices.