A new 8-inch Asus Android 6.0 tablet was benchmarked in January without a model name other than Z581KL, but with specs similar to the existing Asus ZenPad S 8.0 tablets. Now a source tells us that a model called Asus Zenpad Z8 will be launched on Verizon on June 23.
And the Asus Zenpad Z8 is leaked with specs such as a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, an 8-inch screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 1.8MP front camera and 8MP rear camera. In other words, specs identical to those that we discovered in January, as you can see in the benchmark results below.
So we can add then, that the Asus Zenpad Z8 will also have a Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
With only 2GB of RAM, it won’t replace the top model Asus ZenPad S 8.0 that has 4GB of RAM and only costs $299. Instead it is closer to the $199 version Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580C) with 2GB of RAM instead.
The Asus Zenpad Z8 isn’t the only new or upgraded Zenpad tablet to hit the market these days. Both a new 10.1-inch Asus ZenPad 10 (Z300M) as well as a new 8-inch Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380M) can be found in stores already.
– Tom Bowen