Asus has introduced a new Fonepad voice-calling tablet, dubbed the Fonepad 7 (FE375CL), running Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CL), listed on company’s official website, will reportedly (via PhoneArena) be released in Taiwan first, for prices starting at around $250 (approximately Rs. 15,500). Global pricing and availability dates have not yet been disclosed.
According to the company listing, the single-SIM (Micro-SIM) Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CL) features a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display with up to 10-point multi-touch support.
It is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3530 processor clocked at 1.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. There are 8GB or 16GB of inbuilt storage variants of the Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CL), which also includes expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).
The Fonepad 7 (FE375CL) tablet sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options of the tablet include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB. The Fonepad 7 (FE375CL) packs a 15Whr battery that is rated to deliver up to 12 hours of battery life – Asus claims to have measured this by looping an HD video with display brightness at 100nits, while keeping the external microphone, Wi-Fi and 3G turned on, and Gmail logged in for email and updates. The tablet has dimensions of 108.9×194.3×9.8mm and weighs 299 grams.
Last month, Asus had introduced the Fonepad 7 (FE171CG), which is a refreshed version of the 2014’s Asus Fonepad 7 (FE170CG).
The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) voice-calling tablet listed on the company website is yet to see the official price and availability. The Asus Fonepad 7 (FE171CG) tablet that runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and includes a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) IPS display; Intel’s Atom Z2520 processor (1MB Cache, 2 cores, 4 threads, base frequency of 1.2GHz) coupled with 1GB or 2GB RAM options (depending on the region); . a 2-megapixel front-facing camera; rear cameras options (8-megapixel or 5-megapixel), and 8GB or 16GB inbuilt storage variants.