Full specifications of ASUS Fonepad revealed?

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Feb 072013
 

More details are now surfacing about the ASUS Fonepad, a 7-inch tablet that could come with voice and data connectivity. First, there an image of the back of the device showing an aluminium casing and an Intel logo that confirms which company is supplying the processor:

Rumoured ASUS Fonepad

A number of specification details have also been revealed. These align well with previous details.

Rumoured ASUS Fonepad specifications:

  • Model: ME371MG
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8/16/32GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 3MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.2
  • Battery: 4,270mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 196.6 × 120.1 × 10.4 millimeters / 340 grams

ASUS may unveil the Fonepad as early as MWC 2013 with availability to follow in the second quarter.

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Rumour: ASUS to launch 7-inch Fonepad at MWC 2013

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Feb 072013
 
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It appears that ASUS can’t get enough of the 7-inch tablet form factor. Aside from manufacturing Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, it offers its own entry-level ASUS MeMO Pad. Digitimes is reporting that it could unveil a third model, called the Fonepad (not to be confused with the Padfone which is also the topic of recent rumours), at MWC 2013.

Unlike most other 7-inch tablets, the ASUS Fonepad would support 3G connectivity (voice and data), GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other specifications include an Intel Atom Z242 processor,a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS display, 1GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, and a 3MP camera. Most intriguing is the suggestion that it will have voice capabilities. Perhaps it will come with a Bluetooth headset as holding up a tablet to your head is nothing if not cumbersome.

The ASUS Fonepad will reportedly be priced in the US$300 range. ASUS would presumably focus on its voice capabilities to distinguish it from similarly-priced tablets (including the 3G version of the Google Nexus 7) but its lower processor and display specs may work against it.

We should know more at MWC 2013 should the ASUS Fonepad turn out to be real.

Read more: Digitimes