After launching the ZenPad at the Zen Festival in August, ASUS today announced the availability of the ZenPad series in India. Sold in three variants – ZenPad 8.0, ZenPad 7.0 and ZenPad C 7.0, customers will be able to purchase them at ASUS exclusive stores and on Flipkart. The ZenPad 7.0 will be available immediately and the ZenPad 8.0 and ZenPad C 7.0 will be available from October-end. The announcement comes close on the heels of ASUS’ decision to manufacture its smartphones, Zenfone 2 Laser and ZenFone Go in India.
With an 8-inch display, ZenPad 8.0 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8929 64-bit octa-core Processor and 16GB in-built memory. The device has an 8MP auto-focus main camera that is armed with features like larger aperture, pixel master camera for brighter photos, zero shutter lag and manual mode support, and a 2 MP front camera with 140 degree selfie panorama. Available in two colours – Obsidian Black and Aurora Metallic, the ZenPad 8.0 is priced at Rs 17,999 with the audio cover and Rs 14,999 without.
It has a display size of 7 inches and includes an Intel Atom x3-C3230 quad-core Processor. Other features of the ZenPad 7.0 include internal memory of 16GB, an 8 MP main camera with auto-focus, manual mode, IR filter and a 2 MP front camera. Priced at Rs 14,999 with audio cover and Rs 11,999 without , the ZenPad 7.0 is available in two colours as well – Obsidian Black, Aurora Metallic.
ZenPad C 7.0
The product has the same display size as ZenPad 7.0 and carries an Intel 64-bit x3-C3230 quad-core Processor. The device has a 5 MP main camera and a 0.3 MP front camera. ZenPad C 7.0 comes in three colours – Obsidian Black, Glamour Red, Aurora Metallic and is available for Rs 8,999.
All ZenPad variants operate on Android v5.0 (Lollipop), offer IPS display with up to 178 degrees viewing angle and come equipped with Zen Motion support Touch gesture providing a superior experience. Users also get 5GB ASUS Web Storage space for life with an additional 11GB for the first year, and 100GB of Google Drive space for two years.