The first Asus tablet to use an Intel processor is coming soon, and it’s going to be called Asus Fonepad. Of course, we’ve heard about this before, but now the Global Certification Forum is confirming it, leaving little doubt that this will be the new device’s name when it hits the market.
The GCF is also confirming that the Fonepad (model number ME371MG) has 3G connectivity. There is no LTE, though (at least not on this particular version examined by the GCF).
As previously reported, the Fonepad will run Android Jelly Bean, and its Intel processor is a 1.2GHz Z2420 one with PowerVR SGX540 graphics. Other features include a 7 inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 3MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, MicroSD card support, 8GB / 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, a 4,270 mAh battery, and a case made out of aluminum.
It’s not clear if the Asus Fonepad will be officially announced next week at MWC 2013, or at a later date. In any case, the tablet should go on sale starting April, or May. We will let you know when it happens.
Asus should also unveil a new 10-inch tablet pretty soon – the Memo Pad 10, which runs Android Jelly Bean, too, but will come with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor.
Via Notebook Italia
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