For many people, the ASUS FonePad is sort of a Nexus 7 follow-up, although officially it’s not. It’s a 7 inch tablet with an Intel CPU, a metallic case and a low price tag, of only 219 euro or $249. The advantage here versus the Nexus 7 is the fact that this device has 3G connectivity and makes phone calls.


The Fonepad will become available in April and it will bring a 7 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, a front facing camera (1.2MP) and from what I understood some versions will have a back camera, while others won’t. The FonePad has an Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz ticker, 8/16 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and 1 GB of RAM.

The graphics part is handled by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and the OS of choice is Jelly Bean. ASUS FonePad uses a micro SIM, measures 10.4 mm in thickness and weighs 340 grams. The version with camera at the back will have a 3.15 MP shooter and it will come to selected markets only. Finally, you should know that there’s a non removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery inside.