Talk about a stealth release! We had previously suggested there might be a new ZenPad C 7.0 model and now our prediction turned out to be official. Welcome to the budget ZenPad C 7.0 (Z171KL) tablet!
This is a tablet that can make phone calls and is very much like the 6.9-inch Zenfone Go phone which has recently been unveiled. If we look at the original ZenPad C 7.0, there are not a lot of advancements in terms of features or specs that make this model a big leap forward, but price is the key selling point.
The good news is that the new ZenPad C gets a higher resolution screen. The last generation model was actually terrific even regardless of the meager 1024 x 600 resolution. So this new model steps up with a 1280 x 800 screen which will make a big difference. Still 1 GB of RAM onboard and the processor is a Snapdragon quad-core which at this point is still unknown. The Z171KG comes with just 8GB of storage, but you can utilize the micro SD card slot for up to 128GB more storage. The battery is a 3480mAh which is about the same size as the Intel Atom powered ZenPad C 7.0 from last year but we expect the Snapdragon processor to provide a better battery life.
Price and release date are the big unknowns but don’t expect this in North America and expect the price to be very cheap in the markets that is becomes available.
More details to come, but for now here is an image gallery for you.