Asus has teamed up with Verizon to announce a new 7.9-inch tablet, the ZenPad Z8. Priced at $250, the device packs a decent punch for your money with a 2048x1536 display, Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, expandable through microSD. Being a Verizon exclusive, the device supports 4G LTE connectivity and comes with a SIM card preinstalled, in a addition to 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The ZenPad 8 features an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as a front facing 2-megapixel unit. It’s fairly small and light at 8.08 x 5.37 x .30 inches and 11.29 ounces, and uses the newer USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The tablet is powered by a 4680 mAh non-removable battery that’s said to last around 13 hours according to Asus.
On the software side of things, the ZenPad Z8 comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box and features ASUS’ own user interface, ZenUI. Pre-orders are open starting today and the tablet will be stocked in Verizon stores starting June 23rd, or on a device payment plan for less than $11 per month for 24 months.