Mobile Cellphone Info has posted a new item, 'ASUS FonePad Coming to Malaysia
made its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress and is a new breed of
7-inch tablets to feature Intel Atom processors as opposed to the more
conventional Snapdragon or Exynos chips in other tablets. Intel claims
that its Atom chips designed for mobile internet devices offer better
power efficiency over competitors.
The tablet is encased in an aluminium body (available in Champagne
Gold or Titanium Grey) and feels like a premium version of the Nexus 7
with almost identical dimensions and the same display resolution of
1280800 pixels pushing a pixel density of 216ppi. Powering the Android
4.1.2 Jelly Bean FonePad is an Intel Atom Z2420 1.2GHz processor with
1GB of RAM.
Two variants are available, an 8GB unit for Asia which comes with a
3MP rear facing camera and a 16GB version for Europe without a rear
camera. Over at the front, both versions get a 1.2MP secondary shooter.
Above all this, the most attractive feature of the FonePad is its
asking price. Starting from USD249 or about RM780, the FonePad sits
between the entry level ASUS Memo Pad and the Nexus 7.
Combine the attractive price with a premium build and the ability to
make phone calls right out of the box, and you have a very good value
for money tablet that will give other tablets in the segment a good run
for their money, the iPad mini included. The FonePad is indeed well
worth a look.
So when can you take a look at it? ASUS Malaysia
is getting ready to launch the FonePad sometime mid-April. Well keep
you posted on official pricing and availability. In the meantime, check
out our hands-on video of the FonePad right after the jump.
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