Asus Announces Fonepad – a 7-inch Android Tablet with Phone Capabilities (Specs, Images, Video)

February 25, 2013

Along with the PadFone Infinity, Asus also announced the Fonepad. It’s basically a mid-sized tablet with cellular capabilities for making voice calls. Asus is trying to sell it as an all-in-one that could substitute the need for carrying multiple devices, but we think it’s more suitable for those who rarely make phone calls and want a tablet more often than not. After all, it’s difficult to imagine anyone making calls on this thing in public without feeling a tad embarrassed (see photo below).

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Fonepad features a 7″ WXGA (1280×800) IPS display, Intel Atom Z2420 1.2GHz processor with PowerVR GX540 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a 3 megapixel snapper on the back, 1.2MP front-facing camera, and a 4270mAh battery. The metallic tablet clocks in at 10.4mm thick and 340g in weight. This one will be released in March 2013 at a price-point of $250. Until then, have a gander at the image gallery, videos and specs below.


 Asus Fonepad Specifications

  • Operating System
    AndroidTM 4.1
  • Display
    7″ WXGA (1280×800) Screen
    IPS Panel
  • CPU
    Intel® Atom™ Z2420 1.2 GHz
  • Memory
    1GB RAM
  • Storage
  • Network Standard
    HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps
    3G :
    WCDMA :
    2G :
    EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
  • Connectivity
    Micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Wireless Data Network
    WLAN802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth V3.0
  • Camera
    1.2 MP Front Camera
    3 MP Rear Camera
    Auto focus (rear)
  • Interface
    Noise-cancelling digital microphone, speaker, Micro-SIM slot
  • Sensor
    GPS with GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, e-compass
  • Battery
    Li-polymer 16Wh (4270mAh) for up to 9 hours 2 use
  • Color
    Titanium Gray / Champagne Gold
  • Dimensions
    196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm (LxWxH)
  • Weight
    340 g

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