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Asus Fonepad is a series of 6", 7" and 8" tablet computers with mobile cellular telephony capability (and is therefore considered a "phablet") developed by ASUS.[1] The first model, the Fonepad ME371MG, was launched on April 24, 2013 in India, and April 26 in UK.[2] Six months later, in September 2013, the Asus Fonepad 7 2014 Edition was launched,[3] followed by the Fonepad 8, and an upgraded 7, in June 2014.[4] On August 26, 2014, Asus launched the Asus Fonepad 7 2014 edition (FE7530CXG), which is a 3G phone calling tablet with an Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch 1280x800 screen, and Android 4.4 Kitkat OS.[5]

Asus Fonepad
ManufacturerAsus
TypePhablet
Release dateApril 24, 2013
DiscontinuedNo
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean); Android 4.4 Kitkat, Android 5.0 lollipop
System-on-chip usedIntel Atom Z2420 1.2 or 1.6 GHz dual-core
Memory1 GB RAM 800MHz LPDDR2
Storage8, 16 or 32 GB
Display7-inch (180 mm) diagonal IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio
1280×800 WXGA pixels (216 ppi), 10 multitouch points, 178° viewing angle
Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass
GraphicsPowerVR SGX544
PowerVR SGX544MP2
Intel GMA
PowerVR G6430
SoundMP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA
InputAccelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, GPS/GLONASS, magnetometer, microphone
Cameravga MP front-facing
2.0 MP rear (optional)
Connectivity3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz), NFC, Micro USB 2.0, docking pins
HSPA+
PowerInternal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion polymer 4,270 mAh 16 Wh battery
Online servicesGoogle Play
Dimensions196.4 mm × 120.1 mm × 10.4 mm (7.73 in × 4.73 in × 0.41 in)
Mass340 g (12 oz)
Related articlesNexus 7
Websitewww.asus.com/Phone/ASUS_Fonepad/

In 2014 Asus appointed PT Dragon Computer & Communication and PT Metrodata Electronics to distribute Asus Fonepad devices in Indonesia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The ASUS Fonepad". Neutral listing and specs on the GSM Arena website. GSM Arena. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  2. ^ "ASUS and Intel Launch the 7-inch ASUS Fonepad™ with 3G Mobile Data and Voice-Calling". Media release by Asus. Asus. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Just six months later, the Asus FonePad 7 is new and improved with 2014 Edition". Media release by Asus. Asus. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "ASUS' new Fonepads are solid tablets, but still awkward for making calls". Positive review by Engaget. Asus. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Axxx". Asus product page. Asus. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

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