An ASUS-made as well as Verizon gadget bearing the design figure ZT582KL was leaked by an acknowledged industry insider Evan Blass on Tuesday, with the source saying that the tablet started is Verizon’s model of the ASUS ZenPad Z8 (2017). The device surely contains Verizon’s logos on its back panel, found beneath AsusTek’s personal logo. The back license plate of the supposed ZenPad Z8 (2017) additionally sports a single-lens camera installation in its top-left corner that isn’t together with a flash unit, together with neither is the module focused on the device’s top bezel. The claimed ZenPad Z8 (2017) features a physical Home button that doesn’t inevitably hold a fingerprint reader seeing how this kind of a scanner wasn’t included on its earlier model, the ZenPad Z8 (2016).


The first of all render of the tablet indicates that at least one of its editions will be 4G LTE-enabled, as noted by the mobile services network seen in its status bar. Likewise, the ZenPad Z8 (2017) is seemingly running some version of Android Nougat skinned with ASUS’s phone software suite and featuring a number of Verizon’s individual apps. The largest wireless network service provider in the US Verizon proclaimed the original ZenPad Z8 (2016) in mid-June a year ago, so its successor may be officially announced in the future.


The original tablet sported a 7.9-inch exhibit panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels and was operated by the Snapdragon 650 system-on-chip (SoC), Qualcomm’s mid-range piece of silicon equipped with the Adreno 510 GPU, four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.4GHz, and two Cortex-A72 cores operating at a maximum frequency of 1.8GHz. The tablet also boasted 2GB of RAM together with 16GB of internal flash memory expandable by up to 256GB via a separate microSD card slot which can also be featured on the ZenPad Z8 (2017), as suggested by its initial supposed render. The 2016 tablet was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the container and was fueled by a 4,680mAh battery source, with its successor expected to be a direct upgrade in most of those components. More details on the availability and pricing of the ZenPad Z8 (2017) will likely remember in the coming weeks.


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