MWC 2013: ASUS & Intel Unveiled ASUS FonePad

This year at MWC, ASUS has come up with two devices, one is PadFone Infinity in hope to groom its PadFone series and the other is 7 inches Fonepad. Actually from quite some time, ASUS was planning to launch a phone cum tablet (which should look alike tablet with built-in phone functionality). It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, unlike ASUS PadFone( runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean).

First off, about its specs, everything are true what was estimate. It is powered with 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 processor along with 1GB of RAM, for graphics it fantastically features  PowerVR SGX540 GPU. What the most highlighted feature of this tablet is it’s battery which is 4,270mAH is supposed to offer nine hours of runtime.


ASUS Fonepad’s display is 7 inches (1280 x 800 resolution) features IPS technology. If we talk about the storage then it packs in with 8 to 16 GB of internal storage plus further extension of 32GB via microSD slot. Now come to the camera than FonePad might lack somewhere in this genre as it feature only 3MP of back camera and 1.2MP of front camera.

In connectivity front, it is compatible with EDGE, GPRS, WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0  and microUSB v3.0

Overview and Specs Sheet of Asus FonePad

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
  • 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 single core processor and PowerVR SGX540 GPU.
  • 7” display with 1280 x 800 resolution.
  • 8.16GB internal storage plus 32GB extension via microSD card.
  • 3MP of rear camera with 1.2MP of front shooter.
  • Supports EDGE, GPRS, WLAN, Bluetooth and microUSB
  • Amazingly equipped with 4,270 mAh battery which offers 9 hours of 3G talk time.

Availability and Price

There are basically two versions of the Asus Fonepad. One for European countries which will come with 16GB of built-in storage and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. It will launch in April for €220.

Another  for the Asia Pacific region will have only 8GB of built-in storage but with 3MP camera on the back. This one will launch in March for $250. A

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