Yes, you can make phone calls with the ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL)

Asus has been famous for creating interesting and unique devices. In years past, you could buy a Fonepad which as you might expect, is a tablet that can make phone calls. Those devices were largely 7-inches, but Asus has dabbled with an 8-inch tablet phone (Fonepad 8) in the past. So to see a phone capable 8-inch ZenPad is not that much of stretch for Asus.

Fast forward to 2016 and Asus is giving you a bit of added use for the new ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL). It makes phone calls! This isn’t exactly a much talked about feature in this new tablet, but it’s something that can provide value. Would you want to hold an 8-inch tablet to your head in public? This is a personal choice! However you can use a headset and you can use the speaker phone rather than tablet-to-ear.

The “KL” indicated Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE enabled.We do not know the future of this tablet and whether it’s coming to the US market or not. It’s entirely possible that there will be a non 4G LTE version, but that’s just pure speculation on our part. You can buy the ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL) in various countries already.



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  1. Tom June 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

    Thanks for posting this! Would you know if the new 10″ tablet (Asus Zenpad 3S 10 Z500KL) also includes a dialer app to make and receive calls? I’m totally one of those people who would prefer to carry a tablet to use for my daily driver. I do so much emails and reading that phone calls become secondary. I’ve been using the Sony 10″ tablet and so far it’s been nice but no other companies, including Sony, have updated 10″ tablets with Android 6.0 or 7.0 that include the ability to make/receive calls. Please let me know. Thanks!!

  2. debbie poole November 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    I need to know the same thing

  3. Erica June 30, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

    Why there’s no phone application for LTE book?

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