ASUS looks set to further expand their FonePad range which typically comprises of large smartphones. And by that, I mean, really large smartphones. Alternatively, you can call those the smallest class of tablets, which stands at the 7” measurement at this point in time. Well, the latest FonePad 7 to enter the picture is also known as the FE170CG if model numbers are your cup of tea, where this 7” Android-powered tablet allows you to make and receive phone calls, as well as surf the Internet via 2G and 3G networks.
Having been spotted on the ASUS website recently, there is no word on pricing details as at press time, although the hardware specifications that have been made available do seem to point to it being an entry level device. It will feature a lower-resolution display and a slower processor compared to the FonePad 7 that rolled out last year, which does leave us scratching our heads.
Underneath the hood, the ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) will be powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Clover Trail+ processor, a 7” display at 1024 x 600 resolution, a 2MP camera at the back and a VGA camera upfront, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1GB RAM, and 4GB to 8GB of internal memory, with a microSD memory card slot that will definitely be most handy. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the operating system version of choice, although ASUS has promised that there will be an Android 4.4 KitKat update on the way.