Asus is all set to launch its 3G SIM calling tablet, called Fonepad, in India tomorrow. The tablet will be launched with a price tag of Rs 15,500 plus taxes and will be available in the retail market shortly after its launch tomorrow, a representative of Asus told The Mobile Indian.
Asus Fonepad was first unveiled during the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Surprisingly, the Asus Fonepad’s price in India is much lower than its average international price S$369 or Rs 16,150 approximately.
The Asus Fonepad is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based tablet, powered by Atom Z2420 processor running at 1.2 GHz. The tablet has all the features of a smartphone including voice call and 3G support.
Asus Fonepad will feature a 7 inch IPS display with HD 1280 x 800 resolution. As opposed to most tablets that today are powered by ARM cortex based processors the Asus Fonepad is powered with Intel’s newer Lexington platform. The device has 1 GB of RAM and will be available in two storage variants of 8 GB and 16GB. It also has a micro SD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage along with 5 GB of cloud storage offered by Asus.
The Asus Fonepad also comes with a front 1.2 megapixel camera and a 3 megapixel autofocus rear camera with 720p HD video recording capability. The tablet can also be used for voice calls using the built-in earpiece along with the noise-cancelling digital microphone or by using a Bluetooth or a wired headset.
The Asus Fonepad is going to be a direct competition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 whose 16 GB variant is currently retailing at around Rs 15,000.