Asus is introducing two new versions of its FonePad 7, the Android tablet you can use as a phone… or vice versa.
The new FonePad 7 LTE ME372CL features support for 4G LTE networks, while the FonePad 7 ME175CG is a dual-SIM model for use in markets where customers regularly need to connect to multiple wireless networks.
For the most part the new tablets are a lot like the original 3G FonePad 7. They each feature Intel processors, 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel displays, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
While these devices are awfully big for phones, they’re not big on high-end specs… which makes sense, because they also don’t have high-end price tags. Prices for the new models haven’t been announced yet, but the original Fonepad 7 sells for around $300 without a contract (in the markets where it’s available).
The new models feature stereo front-facing speakers, 3950mAh batteries, 5MP rear cameras, and 1.2MP front-facing cameras. For some reason the LTE model has the same Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor as the original FonePad 7, while the dual SIM model has a slower 1.2 GHz Atom Z2520 CPU.
via Phone Arena