Asus has launched its new ZenPad 3S 10 tablet at the ongoing IFA 2016 event in Berlin, Germany. Asus, whose fairly recent entry into the smartphone market has got mixed responses mostly on the side of positive are looking to expand its range in the telecommunication devices market by launching a budget-friendly tablet in addition t its latest smartphone and wearable offerings.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Tablet Specifications:
Tablet Design :
Featuring an all metallic body, the ZenPad 3S 10 claims to offer the world’s thinnest bezel at 5.3mm, along with a “class-leading” screen-to-body ratio at 78 per cent. The rear end of the tablet has a smooth matte texture features a subtle Asus logo in the centre, while the edges are rounded which make the device all the more comfortable to hold and carry. The display on the ZenPad 3S 10 is 9.7-inches and it sports a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. Beneath the display is an oblong home button that features a built-in fingerprint sensor, the first tablet from Asus to do so.
If anyone mistakes the device for an iPhone at the very first glimpse of it, don’t be too surprised.
Under the Hood: Hardware and Software Specifications
ZenPad 3S 10 is powered by a hexa-core MediaTek 8176 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB by installing microSD cards. This is the first tablet from the company come with a fingerprint sensor. It also supports an optional ASUS Z Stylus. In terms of software, the ZenPad 3S 10 features a fully customised version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Battery Specifications :
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has a 5,900mAh battery that promises to offer 10 hours of battery backup. The battery also features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology and can be fully charged in about three hours.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Special Audio and Video Features :
ZenPad 3S 10 contains a USB Type-C port, along with five-magnet stereo speakers. The tablet features smart amplifier technology that is said to allow the speakers to be driven at higher volumes without causing distortion, and it also supports Hi-Res Audio. With the tablet, Asus has included DTS Headphone: X that will automatically optimise and tune headphones to provide the effect of a 7.1-channel surround-sound home theatre system.
On the video front, Asus has included what it calls Tru2Life video-enhancement technology to the device. This is said to increase sharpness and contrast of videos, supporting the company’s aim to make the new tablet good for entertainment.
How much will the new tablet cost and where will it be available?
The Asus Zenpad 3S 10 will be available at a price of €379 which is approximately Rs.28,000. The availability details of the tablet have not been disclosed as of yet, but the tablet will go up for sale on Online E-commerce platforms post its launch.