Redesigned Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG) table will be released soon as per Asus’ last month announcement. The new Asus ZenUI interface would be used in the redesigned FonePad7. The new tablet can be used to make phone calls, send text message and other tablet functionalities. It has a 7 inch display, that’s larger than most phones and smaller than a standard tablet. The company has been providing more details about the device in its website for a while now and it’s being sold in Thailand for the past few days.
The budget device Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG) comes with a lower resolution display and a weaker processor when compared to the FonePad 7 model released last year.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with ZenUI
Network: 3G (WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100), 2G (EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900)
7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) display with Anti-Fingerprint Coating
1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
Dual SIM with dual standby
2MP rear camera, 720p video recording
0.3MP front-facing camera
10.7 mm thick and weighs 290 grams
1GB RAM, 4GB / 8GB internal memory, expandable memory via microSD
3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
3950 mAh battery
A 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Clover Trail+ processor is used in this model, which Intel launched last year. The chipset design is expected to deliver great performance and consume very little power. It is featured with two cores and each of them uses Hyper Threading technology which enables smoother HD video playbacks and faster web browsing.
The last year’s FonePad 7 display resolution was 800 x 1280 pixels but the redesigned device’s 7 inch display now comes with a lower resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
This redesigned new model of FonePad 7 comes will also be coming with dual SIM variant. It’s a feature never was mentioned before by the company. This feature allows the users to slip in two SIM cards on the new FonePad 7 & make the better use out of two different mobile networks at the same time. This function comes handy for someone who would like to keep business and personal contacts separate but in the same handheld device. Also, the users get the freedom to explore and take advantages of two different carriers best promos and deals at the same time. The dual SIM variant of FonePad 7 comes in black, white, red and blue color, but the single SIM variant of the Asus FonePad 7 will be available only in white color.
The device comes with excellent battery life which is claimed last up to 10 hours on a single full charge; apart for this there seem to be no exciting things integrated to the device in terms of specifications. The reported longer battery life categorizes the device as traveler friendly as it doesn’t need to be charged constantly.
If you are looking for a budget table that comes with calling texting and standard tablet functionalities then you might need to check the new redesigned Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG).Yes, it comes with the dual SIM support too. The device has already been made available in Thailand market for US$ 130 which comes around 4190 Thai Baht. The company is yet to announce the worldwide rollout date.