ASUS announced a 7-inch tablet ‘Fonepad’ at Mobile World Congress 2013 today with full 3G with HSPA+ mobile data and voice services using a new Intel ATOM processor. The full specs of the ASUS Fonepad weren’t given but we do know the device uses Intel’s Atom Z2420 processor, runs on Android 4.1 with a vibrant HD display with IPS technology at 1280×800 (10-point multitouch). The tablet, which has the same size and resolution as the Nexus 7, packs 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front facing camera.
Battery life of Fonepad is estimated at around 9 hours, and Asus will release 8GB and 16GB versions in titanium gray and gold colors with a microSD slot to extend the storage. The device which is 340g in weight with an ultra-thin 10.4mm profile, comes with 5GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage (cloud storage) from ASUS for syncing and sharing data.
There are two variants of the Asus Fonepad. In Europe, the phablet will come with 16GB storage and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. It will hit the European shelves in April for €220. For the APAC region, the Fonepad will have only 8GB of built-in storage with a 3MP camera on the back and will be retailing in March for $249.