Last month, ASUS announced two new additions to its ZenPad line of Android tablets – the ASUS ZenPad 8 and ASUS ZenPad 10. Neither of these devices resemble anything close to a flagship device, but that doesn't mean ASUS has forgone such a tablet this year. In fact, the company just took to Facebook to announce the ASUS ZenPad 3s 10, a 9.7-inch tablet with much more impressive specs.
While the device is yet to be officially announced and the Facebook post is more of a teaser of things to come, numerous Chinese media outlets have shared some specifics on the aforementioned tablet. Namely, ASUS has apparently included some additional information within the invitation to the next month's press event where the ZenPad 3s 10 is going to be presented. Apart from a 9.7-inch 2K display, the Chinese media is reporting that the ZenPad 3s 10 also boasts a hexa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 5,900 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Furthermore, the latest ASUS tablet will also apparently be rather thin as its thickness will allegedly amount to just 5.32 mm. That would basically make it the thinnest 9.7-inch tablet on the planet, 0.28 mm thinner than the current title-holder, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.
Finally, although the Chinese reports are speculating that the device's 2K screen will either feature 2160 x 1440 or 2560 x 1536 pixels, it was just last week that a yet unannounced ASUS ZenPad hit the FCC. While that one was branded as the ASUS ZenPad Z500M, apart from the names not matching, everything else seems to be in line. If this ends up being basically the same model rebranded for a different market, it seems likely that its 9.7-inch screen will boast a resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels and that the aforementioned hexa-core system-on-chip is in fact the MediaTek MT8176V featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Other than that, the FCC listing reveals that the said tablet features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing one. Not unexpectedly, it's running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In any case, more will be known on July 12th, the date which ASUS has scheduled for the official announcement of the ASUS ZenPad 3s 10 at a special event in Taiwan.