ASUS and Google Announce Availability of New Nexus 7 in White in Singapore

Get ready for a white Christmas with the new Nexus 7 – it is still made for what matters but now available in a new colour.

Singapore, 13 December, 2013 - ASUS and Google today announce the availability of the new Nexus 7 tablet in white. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system, the new Nexus 7 is the ideal Christmas gift for 2013. Available in 16GB WiFi version, the new Nexus 7 white model will be in stores from 21 December at S$399. On this coming festive season, receive a colourful travel package with a free JUMBOX Jelly Power 5200 portable powerbank and purchase a Travel Cover at a special price of S$15 (Usual SRP: S$29) with every purchase of the Nexus 7 in white. While stock lasts.

The new Nexus 7 has proved a hit with users worldwide since its launch in July, and the new white version will further increase Nexus 7’s popularity. The latest Android™ 4.4 firmware upgrade brings a wealth of great new features and performance enhancements that are a perfect match for the power and portability of the new Nexus 7. With its incredibly sharp full HD IPS display and powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon® S4 processor, the Nexus 7 can take full advantage of the new features in Android 4.4, such as the improved user interface, touchscreen improvements and faster multitasking.

Nexus 7 and Android 4.4 — A Perfect Partnership
Developed by ASUS and Google, the new Nexus 7 is a 7-inch Android handheld with the sharpest-ever tablet screen and built-in wireless recharging that eliminates the need for clumsy power cable connections. Built to deliver the best of Google in an incredibly slim package that fits perfectly in the hand, the new Nexus 7 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a vibrant Full HD display packed with more than 2.3 million pixels for a stunning 323ppi. ASUS TruVivid technology improves colour clarity and brightness, while IPS display technology gives ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angles.

Android 4.4 — Immersive Design, More Power
Android 4.4 introduces a simpler, flatter and more polished design for the user-friendly Android interface, with subtle enhancements to improve the user experience even further. Status icons are now clearer, and there’s a brand new edge-to-edge full-screen mode for a truly immersive experience when using photos, movies, games, maps or books, while status and navigation buttons can be restored instantly with just a swipe.

Multitasking performance is boosted to a new high thanks to new memory optimisations, so no matter how demanding the tasks, Android 4.4 takes it all in its stride. Touchscreen performance is also improved for even faster response and accuracy.

Availability and Pricing
The new 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 in white will be available at $399 from 21 December. For this coming festive promotion, receive a colourful travel package with a free JUMBOX Jelly Power 5200 portable powerbank and purchase a Travel Cover at a special price of S$15 (Usual SRP: S$29) for every purchase of the Nexus 7 in white. Both the JUMBOX powerbank and Travel Cover are available in multiple colours that match your personality. While stock lasts.

Fonepad™ 7 Now Available at Challenger
Unveiled recently in Singapore in October, the Fonepad 7 is the latest 7-inch tablet with 3G phone capabilities for users’ consideration. An updated version of the 7-inch Android device with full voice telephony for users who want smartphone features on a tablet-size screen, the Fonepad 7 features dual front speakers with dual core Intel® Atom processor and a non-slip finish with faster HSPA+ 3G download speed. With its full 3G telephony support across GSM and WCDMA bands, the phablet can be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset.

It sports a crisp 1,280 x 800 display resolution with IPS panel for 178-degree wide viewing angles and excellent visibility under the sunlight, while dual front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology ensure high quality sound for your mobile entertainment.

Available with an onboard storage of 8GB, the Fonepad 7 has a microSD slot that allows users to add up to 64GB of storage. In addition, users will also have lifetime access to 5GB of ASUS WebStorage for free. With multiple storage expansion options available, users no longer need to worry about missing out on their favourite shows or apps.

Fonepad 7 (8GB) will be available at all Challenger stores at S$329 from 14 December. The Fonepad 7 is also available at all three major telecommunication stores, which offer the phablet device at a range of attractive mobile price plans that will allow users to connect to the respective HSPA+ mobile networks.

Nexus 7 Specifications

Operating System
Android™ 4.4 KitKat
Qualcomm® Snapdragon® S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor
7” (1,920 x 1,200) IPS LCD panel with 178º wide viewing angles, 10-finger multi-touch
Dimension / Weight
200 x 114 x 8.65mm
16GB / 32GB onboard
Rear-Facing: 5MP
Front-Facing: 1.2MP
Wireless Connectivity
802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, NFC
LTE UL: 100Mbps/DL: 50Mbps
LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600
GPS, Glonass, G-Sensor, E-compass, Hall sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope
Wireless Charging
Battery Life
10 hours1 / 15Wh Li-Polymer / 3,950mAh / 3.8V
Black / White (only 16GB WiFi)
1 x headphone jack
2 x stereo speakers
1 x SlimPort™
290g (WiFi) / 299g (LTE)

1  Battery life is based on looping 720p video with display brightness at 100nits. Battery life varies depending on power management settings, configuration and applications used.

Fonepad 7 Specifications

Operating system
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Intel® Atom Z2560 dual-core processor (1.6GHz) with Hyper-Threading technology
7-inch 1280 x 800 with capacitive multi-touch
LED-backlit IPS
Memory &
1GB RAM with 8GB onboard storage
microSDHC card slot
5MP rear with 1080p Full HD video recording
1.2MP front
UMTS 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz
GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
HSPA+ with 42Mbit/s DL & 5.76Mbit/s UL
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, Micro-SIM card slot
A-GPS with GLONASS, accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass, Hall Effect, proximity
3950mAh lithium polymer with up to 10 hours battery life2
Sapphire Black / Diamond White
120 x 196.8 x 10.5mm

2  Battery life is based on looping 720p video with display brightness at 100nits. Battery life varies depending on power management settings, configuration and applications used.

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