A fresh tablet has been certified by the FCC and there are good odds it may be the ASUS ZenPad Z9, according to sources. The device is listed under the codename “ASUS ZT582KL” and it shows the Verizon logo at the bottom of the slate’s back.
There’s also a rear facing camera at the top left corner of the machine. The Z9 could follow up on the last year ZenPad Z8, which was announced for Verizon sale in June 2016. That one was codenamed “ZT581KL” and I’m sure you can spot the name similarity. This means we’re supposed to expect a midrange slate, with upgraded specs. Or, it could be an entirely different tablet, since ASUS has plenty of “Zen” series products to ugprade or update.
The last year model was a 7.9 incher with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, 2 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 650 processor. It also had a 4680 mAh battery and 16 GB of storage, plus it ran on Android 6.0. The newcomer may switch to Nougat, 3 GB of RAM, a newer CPU and maybe a bigger battery. We’ll see!