The Asus ZenFestival 2015 played host to the launch of a wide array of devices, and two of them are the company’s next-generation budget tablets. Dubbed ASUS Zenpad 7 and ASUS Zenpad 8, the tablets are priced at Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 14,999 respectively, and both feature Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and voice calling.
The ASUS Zenpad 7 features a 7-inch HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass, 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3 C3230 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, 5MP primary camera, VGA secondary camera, 3G, and a 3,450 mAh battery.
ASUS Zenpad 7 Specifications
- 7-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 × 800, Corning Gorilla Glass
- Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with ZenUI
- Intel Atom x3-C3230 quad-core 64-bit processor with Mali-450 MP4 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB)
- 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera
- Voice calling, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and microUSB v2.0 port
- 3,450 mAh battery
The ASUS Zenpad 8, as the name suggests, features an 8-inch HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel secondary camera, 4G LTE, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
ASUS Zenpad 8 Specifications
- 8-inch IPS laminated display, 1280 x 800 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 1.36GHz quad-core + 1GHz quad-core CPU, and Adreno 405 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- Voice calling, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a microUSB v2.0 port
- 4,000 mAh battery
The ASUS Zenpad 7 and the ASUS Zenpad 8 will be available in three colours; aurora metallic, black, and white. Both the tablets also come with an optional back cover that adds six speakers to the rear for an additional Rs. 3,000, and gives you the DTS-5.1 Surround Sound audio experience. Both the tablets can be good choices for people looking out of tablets with voice calling capabilities. If not, the Xiaomi Mi Pad can be a better option as it offers a more powerful processor and a sharper, brighter display.