The Asus FonePad is a 7 inch Android tablet that also functions as an unusually large smartphone. Introduced earlier this year, the FonePad is available in select markets — but an unannounced Asus FonePad HD 7 also appears to be on the way.
Details about the new model have been leaking for a few weeks, and now retail listings are starting to pop up. It looks like the new Asus FonePad HD 7 should be available soon for about $300, including taxes.
The retail listings seem to confirm the specs we’ve already heard, including:
- 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display.
- 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor
- PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
The FonePad HD 7 will also likely support making phone calls and sending text messages over GSM networks.
It’s not clear if Asus has any plans to sell the FonePad in the US. Right now Asus phones are typically sold in Asia and parts of Europe. But the company has laid out plans to enter the US smartphone space in 2014.
via Notebook Italia