PadFone, FonePad… Asus likes to play with words when it comes to its devices. Following in the footsteps of two generations of PadFones, the FonePad is nearing official introduction. That may occur as early as sometime during Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona at the end of this month.
The FonePad was rumored to come with an Intel processor, and that has been confirmed by new information that surfaced in Bulgaria: full specs for the tablet are now available, alongside a shot that shows the lower part of its back. The familiar (from the PC world) ‘Intel inside’ logo is seen there in all its glory.
The Asus FonePad will have a 7-inch 1,280×800 IPS touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz Intel Z2420 processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, a 3 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 / 16 / 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 4,270 mAh battery. Its dimensions will be 196.6×120.1×10.4 mm, and it will weigh 340 grams. It will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its casing will be made out of aluminium, and it will even come with the ability to make phone calls.
The model number, as previously anticipated, will be ME371MG. Sales are apparently going to start sometime during the second quarter of this year (April-June).
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