We may be getting a better idea about the P00A tablet which was just spotted at the FCC yesterday.
This does appear to be a MediaTek powered ZenPad 8.0 tablet. The removable back cover from the FCC documentation makes more sense in this regard.
What isn’t clear is why another ZenPad 8.0 would be launched at this time. Certainly with a MediaTek processor, the price will be even lower. It’s entirely possible that this could be coming to North America as the ZenPad Theatre, which is the tablet bundled with the amazing Audio Cover. However on the Asus website there are 3 different 8-inch ZenPad models listed and non of them show a MediaTek powered option.
The only other MediaTek powered ZenPad at this time is a ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170MG) which is a 3G enabled tablet.
For right now this remains a bit of a mystery. The P00A does not appear to be an upgraded ZenPad specs wise. It appears to be a differently (lower) priced option. Stay tuned for more news!