ASUS could be preparing answers for the latest Samsung tablet offensive, with a 9.4 inch and 14.2 inch Android tablet of their own. Those screen sizes were spotted on the GFXBench database and these models are referred to as ASUS K01E and ASUS K01B.
It’s very likely that the bigger slate will be an ASUS Transformer model and it will get an optional or bundled keyboard to work with. We can’t really tell why ASUS would want to launch a 14.2 inch tablet, unless it’s meant to interact with a keyboard, right? Meanwhile, the 9.4 incher reminds me of a time when Sony tackled this format… to a very poor end. Both slates run Android 4.4 KitKat and rely on 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPUs of the quad core kind.
There’s Adreno 320 GPUs in the mix and by the way these are the same chips we saw on the 2013 Nexus 7, also made by ASUS. The difference from regular S4 Pro models was that the cores were a new kind, the some ones as the Snapdragon 600 ones. Another clue regarding the midrange orientation of the smaller model is its RAM: 1 GB and the 16 GB of storage and modest 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. There’s also a 2 MP back cam/0.3 MP front cam combo.
The 14.2 incher has a 1920 x 1200 pixel res, 2 GB of RAM, 5 MP camera, 16 GB of storage and that’s about it. Will they come at IFA? Very likely!