We spotted an interesting and unannounced ZenPad model a couple times in the recent past. Thanks to CES 2016, we’ve learning a few interesting tidbits of this new ZenPad tablet. It’s not clear if this is just a showcase type model or whether Asus plans on a public release. It certainly sounds like they are breaking some ground on new innovations in the Android tablet space.
At CES 2016 the ZenPad Z581C is a honoree in the annual Innovation Awards.
First, let’s have a look at the Z581C with the first ever official photo:
Without knowing official specs, we can make a few observations. It does appear to be an 8-inch tablet and the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the ZenPad S 8.0 series. What’s missing are the dual front facing speakers that the entire ZenPad line-up feature. We see an Intel logo on the back of the product which indicates that there is likely an Intel Atom inside.
Here are the official details which have been shared at CES 2016 about the Z581C:
- 3D scanning capable cameras
- users can take a picture and change the focus afterwards
- it can function as a 3D scanner which will help designers build 3D models and print a 3D prototype
In case you are expecting to see hands-on videos or more photos, the physical tablet was not on display.