The Android tablet market is a famine of sorts. A few half-baked tablets with nothing, in particular, to recommend to the consumer in the last 24 months. Are things heating up again? Huawei MediaPad seems to be decent, the Samsung Galaxy Tab s3 made a bit of an effort and now the ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 (Z582KL) tablet has been revealed at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. Asus haven’t gone out of the way to officially announce the device and there is no press release in general circulation. Asus seem to have souped up the innards of the pleasant ZenPad 3 8.0 that was introduced last year.
ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 Z582KL new at Computex pic.twitter.com/aD8zOq7v01
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 30, 2017
Leaker Roland Quandt has recently tweeted some images and details of the tablet. The S continues the current Zenpad generation’s trend of a 7.9-inch display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution. We have now heard tell that the ZenPad 3S 8.0 has had a minor processor update to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor supported by an Adreno 510 GPU, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and powered by a 4,680mAh battery. Two flavours of storage sitting at 32GB and 64GB will be made available. The rear camera has had an upgrade from an 8-megapixel to a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a conventional LED flash, and now there is s a 5-megapixel PixelMaster front-facing shooter in place of the 3’s 2-megapixel. Other key features of the tablet include stereo speakers and smart amplifier technology, while the device itself runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, modified with the company’s ZenUI 3.5. The tablet is extremely slim at just 6.9mm and has a metal unibody build with a diamond-cut bevel.