Verizon and ASUS Collaborate to Bring Consumers the ZenPad

By ASUS, Special for  USDR

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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Specifications

Model

ASUS ZenPad Z8 (ZT581KL)

Operating system

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with ZenUI

Display

7.9-inch display with 2048×1536 (QXGA) resolution and in-plane switching technology

CPU

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 Hexa-Core 1.8GHz with Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU

RAM

2GB

Storage

16GB

Camera

Rear Camera: 8MP

Front Camera: 2MP

Micro SD Card

Up to 128GB

Connectors

1x USB Type-C

1x 3.5mm audio jack

LTE Connectivity

Cat6, CA

Battery

4680mAh non-removable lithium-polymer

Colors

Black

Dimensions (H x W x D)

8.08″ x 5.37″ x 0.30″

Weight

11.29 oz.

MSRP

$249.99

About  ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14  billion.

About  Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers  worldwide.

Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies,  Inc.

* Ranking based on the RootMetrics® US National RootScore® Report: 2H 2015. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more  details.

SOURCE  ASUS

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