asus-me176It is safe to say that despite Intel’s best efforts at trying to break into the mobile industry, they’re not making as much headway compared to companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, MediaTek, and etc., all of whom rely on ARM’s architecture for their chipsets. However this hasn’t stopped Intel from trying and if a recent FCC sighting is any indication, it seems that we might be able to look forward to an Intel-powered ASUS tablet in the near future.


According to a sighting at the FCC (via PhoneArena), a certain ASUS K007 model was spotted. What made this particular ASUS tablet a bit more interesting than the others is the fact that it is powered by an Intel Atom Z3560 Moorefield processor. The Moorefield chipset was announced earlier this year and has been optimized for the Android operating system.

While FCC filings typically don’t reveal the full specs of the device, this one does. According to it, the ASUS K007 tablet will feature an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1200×1920. It will also pack a 5MP rear-facing camera, a camera for the front, the usual Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS connectivity, and will come in either 16 or 32GB storage options.

Now this isn’t the first time we’ve seen ASUS launch an Intel-based tablet but so far ASUS has yet to announce a tablet that matches this one, so we guess we will just have to wait for ASUS to make the official announcement.

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