The ASUS ME172V is an unannounced tablet that’s supposed to come in 2013, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Luckily, today the device got pictured, as proved by the images below. Just like the Nexus 7, this model sports a 7 inch display, but the resolution is inferior: 1024 x 600, instead of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Aside from that aspect, the new slate features WiFi, a 1 megapixel camera upfront, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, plus a 1 GHz VIA WM8950 processor. This CPU is made by Taiwanese company WonderMedia and as far as design goes, the format is the typical slab of plastic, with rounded corners and big upper and lower bezel. There’s already an online retailer in Russia taking preorders for this model, for some reason. ASU ME172V has an asking price of about $226 per unit in Russia and it’s said to be shipping starting January.
The tablet is available in two color versions: black and white, as shown below. In other news, ASUS is also preparing a tablet model called the ME371MG, one that hasn’t been pictured, but we know it comes with an Intel Atom CPU, Android 4.1, the same screen of the Nexus 7, 3G and a rear camera. The price tag for that product will be around 250 euro. Both models are expected at CES 2013.