Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Z170CG Price in the Philippines is Php 5,995, Specs, Actual Unit Photos : Intel Sofia Powered Dual SIM 7-inch WSVGA Phablet, Launched!

Last night - July 30, 2015 - at Buddha Bar in Makati City, Taiwanese electronics company Asus formally launched three new Android tablets in the Philippines -- covering high-end, midrange, and entry-level price echelons.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Philippines
Our dear friends from Asus Philippines with the freshly unveiled ZenPad trio.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Philippines
Mr. George Su, Country Manager of Asus PH, announcing the SRP of their Z170CG

Of the three new slates, Asus ZenPad C 7.0 is the most affordable. This one also costs Php 5,995 and yet it already comes with a slew of features that most entry-level consumers - I bet - will appreciate.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Philippines
Mr. GP Padit, PR Specialist of Asus Philippines, showing me the Asus ZenPad C. Stay tuned for our TechPinas exclusive interview videos about their 2015 ZenPad Series.

Asus ZenPad C Philippines

Made for budget-conscious consumers who are always looking for the best gadgets that their hard-earned money can afford, Asus ZenPad C 7.0 allows students and yuppies to experience the benefits of the new 64-Bit Quad Core Intel Sofia processor on a tablet that's big on looks and unique Zen UI software features.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Philippines

According to Intel, Intel Atom x3 Processor Series - aka Sofia - provides a foundation for full-featured and cost-effective platforms with fast and seamless mobile experiences which meet today’s consumers’ expectations. ZenPad C's Intel x3-C3230 processor includes a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, a Mali 450-MP4 graphics chip, and an integrated 3G modem.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 Philippines

To quote Asus, "The design of ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 carries modern influences and a simple, clean look that gives it a universal and stylish appeal. It boasts of great performance and entertainment features that makes it an all-around value tablet in an elegant design."

Asus ZenPad C Philippines

ZenPad C looks largely identical to its more expensive sibling, the Asus ZenPad 7.0, albeit with less pronounced metallic accents. Both tablets have the same swappable back cover with textured finish and support a variety of accessories to enhance the user experience.

Asus ZenPad C Philippines

Apart from its new powerhouse processor, sizable 16GB of ROM, and svelte Zen UI, the other technical specifications of the ZenPad C are pretty standard for a tablet-phone hybrid in this price category. It sports a 7-inch WSVGA - that's 1024 x 600 pixels, which is slightly lower than HD - IPS display panel, 2 MegaPixel fixed focus main cam, 0.3 MP front shooter, qHD video recorder, 1GB of RAM, microSD card expansion slot, and a 3,450 mAh Li-Polymer battery pack delivering up to 9.6 hours of web browsing over WiFi. Still, not bad at all for tablet with such an affordable price tag, right?

Dual SIM Dual Standby, 3G HSPA+ enabled Asus ZenPad C 7.0 is out now at all Asus Concept Stores and authorized retail partners across the archipelago; If you're thinking about getting one, kindly the store you're eyeing a ring first to check availability of units. The device is available in a number of colors - namely, Glamour Red, Aurora Metallic, Charcoal Black, and Pearl White - and again, you get it for only Php 5,995.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Asus ZenPad C Z170CG
Type Android Tablet with Dual SIM Dual Standby Phone Functionality (3G HSPA+)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions and Weight189 mm (L) x 108 mm (W) x 8.4 mm (H), 265 grams
Available Colors Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Glamour Red, Aurora Metallic
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.0 with Zen UI
Display 7-inch IPS, LED backlight, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, 16:9, MIPI interface, 300nits (Typical), contrast 600:1, Touch panel: Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch function, Full lamination, Anti-fingerprint coating
Processor 64-Bit Quad Core Intel Atom x3-C3230, Mali 450 MP4 GPU
Internal Storage eMCP 16GB, expandable via microSDHC card slot supporting up to 64GB, ASUS Webstorage: 5GB space for lifetime with an additional 11GB for the first year
Camera Front Camera: 0.3 MegaPixels, F2.8
Rear Camera: 2 MegaPixels, Fixed Focus, F2.8
Video Capture Front Camera: 640 x 480 @ 30fps
Rear Camera: 720p @ 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, XviD, MP4, H.264, H.263 player
Audio CODEC (GOOGLE CTS minimum request)
Build-in high quality speaker * 1 (mono)
(Front side output)
DTS-HD & DTS Studio Sound
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB v2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 ~ (Intel A-Gold 620)
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity
Battery 13W, 3,450 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Uptime 720p video playback with WiFi: 9hr
Wifi browsing: 9.6 hours
3G talk time: 29 hours
3G standby time: 618 hours
Announcement Philippines: July 30, 2015
Availability Philippines: July 30, 2015
Price Official SRP: Php 5,995