Asus Fonepad 7 FE171CG tablet announced with Dual SIM and Voice Calling support

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. Asus-Fonepad-7-FE171CG-tablet-official-2

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.

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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.

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