ASUS ZenPad 7.0 tablet to launch on July 30

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After garnering a lot of attention in the smartphone space, courtesy of the high-specced but reasonably priced Zenfone 2, ASUS Philippines will be looking to impress would-be tablet owners next week with the launch of two new additions to its tablet line.

I’ve just received word that both the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 and ZenPad 7.0 are going to be unveiled on July 30. Naturally, pricing remains a mystery at this point, though a 3G version of the ZenPad C 7.0 has been spotted on Villman going for P5,995, which makes it all the more likely that a local release is not far off.

ASUS Philippines will be looking to impress would-be tablet owners with the launch of the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 and ZenPad 7.0 on July 30.

The ZenPad C 7.0 carries the “C” moniker to indicate its entry-level status among devices in ASUS’ stable. As such, the slate boasts rather modest specifications that reflect the kind of light to moderate computing users would expect from a device of this caliber. A quad-core Intel Atom processor with 1GB of RAM and up to 16GB of expandable storage runs the ZenPad C 7.0. ASUS’ own ZenUI on top of Android Lollipop takes care of the software side of things.

The ZenPad 7.0, on the other hand, packs improved specs that will likely justify its higher price. Both tablets have a leather-like back cover and a 7-inch IPS display surrounded by relatively thin bezels, which are typical of current-gen tablets, regardless of price. I’ll be sure to write a follow-up post following the launch event next week. In the meantime, check out the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 in the video below.

Specs of the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0:
* Dual-SIM
* 64-bit, quad-core Intel Atom x3 CPU
* Mali-450 GPU
* 1GB RAM
* 16GB internal storage
* microSD card slot
* 7-inch IPS display (1,024 x 600 resolution)
* 2-megapixel rear camera
* VGA front camera
* Android Lollipop 5.0

Specs of the ASUS ZenPad 7.0:
* 64-bit, quad-core Intel Atom x3 CPU
* Mali-450 GPU
* 2GB RAM
* 16GB internal storage
* microSD card slot
* 7-inch IPS display (1,280 x 800 resolution)
* 8-megapixel rear camera
* 2-megapixel front camera
* Android Lollipop 5.0

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ASUS ZenPad 7.0 first impressions from TabTec


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Reviews editor: Ramon “Monch” Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.