The Asus FonePad line of devices are basically 7 inch smartphones (or tablets which you can use to make phone calls). While big-screen phones are nothing new, they’re usually high-priced devices with premium specs. But the Asus FonePad line of devices have always been pretty cheap, with prices running around $249 and up unlocked Fonepad.
Now it looks like Asus could be planning to launch an even cheaper model with low-end specs.
The websites paint a picture of a phone with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software, features PowerVR SGC 544MP2 graphics, and has a 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera.
While the new FonePad has a lower-resolution display than the last few Asus FonePad models, the rest of the specs remain unchanged, suggesting that this could be the cheapest FonePad yet… although pricing and launch dates haven’t actually been announced yet.
By the way, if you’re keeping track of things like this, you may notice that specs for 3 other unannounced Asus tablets recently popped up. The Asus K010, K011 and K013 are expected to have 7 through 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and Android 4.4 software. The new K012 FonePad appears to be sort of the odd tablet out with a lower-resolution display and older version of Android.
via Mobile Geeks