Joining with Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 and Tab 2 A7-30 tablets, Asus is also announcing its latest 7-inch Android tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, dubbed the Asus Fonepad 7 (FE171CG). As the name suggests, this latest compact tablet is an improved version of its last year’s Fonepad 7.
It comes with a more slimmer (just 7.9mm thick) rather than its predecessor (10.7 mm thick). New Asus Fonepad 7 FE171CG tablet provides dual SIM card slots with dual standby support. The new model is also bringing larger memory capacity. This 7-inch tablet offers voice calling capabilities that similar typical phone feature like make call, messaging, and more.
Under the premium finish body (at the back), the Fonepad 7 FE171CG has a dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with PowerVR SGX544 graphics processing unit. It’s got 1GB or 2GB RAM and 8GB / 16GB of internal storage. The tablet can accept microSD card for expansion storage. On photography department, you’ll see the 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear camera that depending on the region.
Its 7-inch IPS display features a 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, anti-fingerprint coating, and 178-degree wide viewing angle. Unfortunately, the latest’s Fonepad tablet will ship Android 4.4 KitKat OS with ZenUI on the top, which is not the latest version, called Android 5.0 Lollipop.
For further detail on specs-sheet, you can see the list at below.
- 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) IPS display with Anti-Fingerprint Coating, 178-degree wide viewing angle
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- 1GB / 2GB RAM, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, expandable memory via microSD
- Dual SIM cards with dual standby
- Android 4.4 (KitKat) with ZenUI
- 8MP / 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 7.9mm thick and weighs 280 grams
- 3G HSPA+ (with voice calling), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
- 3950 mAh battery
The FE171CG Android tablet will be available in four color options – Black, White, Gold and Red. Company plans to sell a new accessory for this device, the MagSmart Cover. For the time being, pricing and availability information hasn’t been revealed yet.
Would you be interested in the Asus Fonepad 7 FE171CG?