Asus Tek Computers Inc of Taiwan on Friday (19 April) unveiled its 7” phablet called ‘Fonepad” which will be available in the Japanese markets from coming Thursday.
As already reported in the media, the 7-inch Fonepad offers telephone functionality and Internet access via a wireless carrier's mobile network. It weighs in at 340 grams and carries a suggested price of 29,800 yen. As a SIM-free device, it gives users the freedom to choose service providers.
Its 7" screen supports 10 touch points at the same time, a resolution of 1280 x 800 p. 3MP main camera and 1.3 MP secondary camera on the front for video chat service. Fonepad also is sold in two versions: one with two cameras, one secondary camera.
The Fonepad is equipped with Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz, install the Android 4.1 operating system and used HD IPS screen with wider angle of view. It supports 1 GB of RAM and PowerVR chipset dedicated to graphics processing.
Announced in a press conference, Mr. Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus called Fonepad “the perfect combination of the phone in phablet became a single device.” Fonepad heavy 340 gram and owns quite slim chassis with a thickness of 10.4 mm.
Fonepad has also installed the SonicMaster Audio technology paired with Maxx Audio software to give customers a very clear sound effect while listening to music or even when on a call. Another feature that will get people’s attention is the front facing camera. Very useful while you do video conferencing.
One of the main attraction of Fonepad is its price. It is much lower than the top phablet: Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro. Estimated selling price of the phablet is $ 249 – which is only 1/3 of the current phablet.
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