With their powers combined, ASUS and Verizon are unleashing the ASUS Zenpad Z8, an affordable 7.9-inch tablet that’s both “sleek and luxurious” and uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network to zip along the Internet at high speeds, delivering quality streaming, reliable gaming, and whatever else you kids do on the Internet these days.

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, which is what you really care about: 2048×1536 (QXGA) resolution screen with in-plane switching technology, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 1.8GHz processor with Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (with microSD card slot), an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and a 4680mAh battery. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port.

The tablet is available for pre-order now and it will launch later this month on June 23. The full price of the tablet is $249.99, but you can snag it on a device payment plan for less than $11 per month for 24 months. Check out the full press release below for more details.

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NEW YORK and FREMONT, Calif., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ASUS, Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced that the ASUS ZenPad Z8 tablet, a multimedia powerhouse featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor, is immediately available on America’s best network for pre-order exclusively at Verizon at www.verizonwireless.com/tablets/asus-zenpad-z8 and in Verizon retail stores beginning Thursday, June 23.

The ASUS ZenPad Z8 is sleek and luxurious, with a refined design and the latest connectivity. The ZenPad Z8 features a 2048×1536 (QXGA) resolution screen delivering stunning clarity and vivid colors with great 178 degree viewing angles. ASUS VisualMaster technology enhances and optimizes contrast, sharpness, and motion clarity depending on the situation, providing the best media viewing experience. Dual-front facing stereo speakers and DTS-HD support deliver premium audio for groups just as well as for a single person. A USB Type-C port means that there is no wrong direction to connect the cable and a micro SD slot ensures expanding the device by up to 128GB is fast and easy (card sold separately). Support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth makes for a seamless network experience with a wide range of supported peripherals. The ZenPad Z8 is the ultimate entertainment device for watching movies, TV shows, and sports, listening to music and playing the latest mobile games.

Because the ASUS ZenPad Z8 runs on Verizon, you can make the most out of your tablet with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The network was ranked “Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance across All Six Regions” by J.D. Power for the third time and number one by RootMetrics* for overall network performance across the United States for the past five consecutive testing periods. You’ll have a great experience, thanks to the speed, reliability and responsiveness of Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

“ASUS is excited to launch the ZenPad Z8 with Verizon. The ASUS ZenPad Z8 brings an incredible feature set and top-end specifications to Verizon customers at a very attractive price,” says Benson Lin, corporate vice president and general manager for mobile communications, ASUS. “We’re thrilled to begin this relationship with Verizon and for users to experience the ZenPad Z8 on Verizon’s expansive 4G LTE network.”

Enabled by the speedy and efficient Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 64-bit processor, the thin and lightweight ASUS ZenPad Z8 is built for rich and immersive multimedia experiences. The Snapdragon 650 processor supports high-quality, efficient performance, multimedia, gaming and connectivity, due to its powerful 64-bit CPUs, integrated X8 LTE modem and Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU.

“Qualcomm Technologies is excited to work with ASUS on their first Snapdragon-powered tablet available in the U.S. with Verizon Wireless,” said Mike Finley, president, North America and Australia, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We’re excited to continue to strengthen our ongoing collaboration with ASUS through the launch of the ZenPad Z8 powered by Snapdragon 650, integrating superior user experiences while maintaining industry-leading battery performance.”

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Preorder your ASUS ZenPad Z8 today at www.verizonwireless.com/tablets/asus-zenpad-z8 and get it when it launches on June 23. The ASUS ZenPad Z8 is available on device payment for less than $11 per month for 24 months (0% APR; full price $249.99).


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ASUS & Verizon Announce the Zenpad Z8

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