Metal clad Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE tablet with Snapdragon 650 CPU, 4GB RAM announced

Asus has already announced the upcoming availability a couple of Android smartphones earlier this year, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom. More recently, the Taiwanese company introduced to the world its new premium tablet, the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE.

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The ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) is not to be mistaken with the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500M), which was launched last year with a 2.1GHz hexa-core MediaTek MT8716 chipset inside.

The new slab comes equipped with a much different 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, coupled with and Adreno 510 graphics processing unit, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

The premium tablet features metal finish and it’s only 6.75mm thin. It weighs around 490g since it’s powered by a generous 7,900 mAh battery, which should provide users with up to 16 hours of usage or 150 hours of standby.

As the name suggests, the tablet comes with LTE support and sports a 9.7-inch (not 10-inch) display that supports 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. Those who wish to take photos now and then, will be able to do so since the slab packs an 8-megapixel rear camera, which, sadly, lacks LED flash.

There’s also a secondary 5-megapixel camera in the front for selfies and video calls. The ZenPad 3S 10 LTE runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it will be available for purchase for around $405.