ASUS Expands Fonepad Family with Fonepad 7 LTE and Fonepad 7 Dual SIM

Latest 7-inch Android phablets that provide options such as built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality as well as dual SIM function for uncompromising user experience for all consumers



Singapore, 17 May, 2014— ASUS today announced the availability of Fonepad 7 LTE and Fonepad 7 Dual SIM, which are the latest, improved versions of the 7-inch Android phablet family. Both the Fonepad 7 LTE and Fonepad 7 Dual SIM tablets will be available in all ASUS brand stores, authorised stores and major telecommunication stores from today.

The Fonepad 7 LTE is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality for consumers who only require one uncompromising device that suits their mobile entertainment needs. Featuring the Intel® Atom Z2560 1.6GHz processor with Hyper Threading technology, the Fonepad 7 LTE is able to deliver powerful multi-tasking and graphical performance for the latest apps and games, while providing enough juice to last for an all-day usage. Available in all ASUS authorised stores and three major telecommunication stores today, the Fonepad 7 LTE will be retailing at S$349. All purchase of the Fonepad 7 LTE model from any ASUS brand stores and authorised stores will receive a free TriCover (worth S$59). While stocks last.



Another new phablet that is available today is the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM, a 7-inch Android tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality that delivers the best value for a mobile device. Powered by the Intel® Atom Multi-Core Processor with Hyper Threading Technology, the latest Fonepad 7 Dual SIM phablet also features the latest ZenUI interface, which is the all-new user interface that is exclusive to all ASUS mobile devices. The Fonepad 7 Dual SIM will also be the first ASUS tablet to feature the new ZenUI user interface. Available exclusively at Challenger and all three major telecommunication stores, the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM will be retailing at S$249.

Fonepad 7 LTE – Twice the Speed, Twice the Fun
Featuring the Intel® Atom Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading technology, the Fonepad 7 LTE combines powerful performance with energy efficiency, giving this Android tablet a smooth performance and incredible 11.5 hours of battery life. Updated with blazingly fast LTE data speeds, the Fonepad 7 LTE delivers mobile video and music streaming without a hitch, and makes web browsing responsive and snappy. Dual front speakers with the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio technology ensure rich, immersive high quality audio experience that complements the Fonepad 7 LTE's HD 1,280 x 800 IPS display that makes movies and games come to life.

The Fonepad 7 LTE features a 1.2MP front facing camera and a 5MP autofocus rear camera with a 100 continuous-shot ‘burst’ mode and 1080p Full HD video recording. The 3,950mAh battery also provides up to 28 hours of 3G talk time, 35 days of standby timeand up to 10 hours of video playback, allowing users to maximise their mobile entertainment regardless of where they are.

Measuring just 10.5mm thick at 333g, the Fonepad 7 LTE is extremely portable and perfect for mobile entertainment on-the-go. A new smudge-resistant coating helps keep fingerprints at bay on the 7-inch screen display and Miracast wireless video streaming mirrors the display to compatible HDTVs for big-screen enjoyment.

The Fonepad 7 LTE is available at all ASUS brand stores, authorised stores and major telecommunication stores from today onwards. It will be retailing at S$349. All purchase of the Fonepad 7 LTE model from any ASUS brand stores and authorised stores will receive a free TriCover (worth S$59). While stocks last. All major telecommunication partners will offer both 7-inch phablet at a range of attractive mobile price plans that will allow customers to connect to the respective DC-HSPA+ mobile networks.

Fonepad 7 Dual SIM – Twice the Flexibility and Convenience
Powered by Intel® Atom Multi-Core Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, the new Fonepad 7 Dual SIM comes with a 1,024 x 600 HD display that provides vivid, clear visuals as well as dual front speakers with the ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.

With dual SIM function, the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM ensures that users remain connected at all times anywhere for seamless web browsing. Furthermore, with full 3G telephony support across GSM and WCDMA bands, the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is also ideal for voice calls, using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset.

Furthermore, the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM also comes with a rear-facing 2MP camera that is capable of taking 1,600 x 1,200 resolution images and 720p video recording of up to 30 frames per second (fps). The front-facing 0.3MP camera allows for video chats and VGA video recording at 30fps. Both cameras feature f/2.8 aperture lenses. In addition, the camera software has also been improved since its predecessor, and it now features a Selfie Mode, which automatically starts a countdown and takes a shot once it detects a preset number of faces in the frame. For users who enjoy taking a series of shots, the Time Rewind mode is also a recommended mode which allows users to take a series of burst shots and select the best images from the set.

The Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is also the first ASUS Android tablet to feature the all-new ZenUI mobile device interface. It features more than 200 software tweaks over previous ASUS interfaces and sports a new visual design with modern ‘flat’ icons, customizable vivid colour themes that match the device’s colour, animations, as well as a cleaner layout that present all necessary information clearly. The ASUS ZenUI includes two key features – What’s Next and Do It Later – which are designed to help users manage their schedules effectively.

Weighing at just 290g and measuring at only 10.7mm thick, the Fonepad Dual SIM is narrow and light enough to fit comfortably in a palm. Its narrow bezel design also increases available display area despite its smaller dimensions, and the display also comes with a smudge-resistant coat that helps repel fingerprint smudges.

The Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is available exclusively at Challenger and all three major telecommunication stores from today onwards at S$249. All major telecommunication partners will offer both 7-inch phablet at a range of attractive mobile price plans that will allow customers to connect to the respective DC-HSPA+ mobile networks.

SPECIFICATIONS 1

Model
Fonepad 7 LTE (ME372CL)
Processor
Intel Clover Trail Plus Z2560 Multi-Core Processor 1.6 GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Operating System
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Display
7-inch 1280 x 800 with capacitive multi-touch
LED-backlit IPS
Memory &
Storage
1GB RAM with 8GB onboard storage (5GB of ASUS WebStorage free for life)
microSDHC card slot
Cameras
5MP rear with 1080p Full HD video recording
1.2MP front
Networks
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 850/900/2100
LTE: 800/900/1800/2600

3G: DC HSPA+ 42/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE: DL 100 Mbps/UL 50 Mbps, CAT3
Wireless
802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity
Micro USB, Miracast,  Audio jack, Micro SD (up to 64GB)
Sensors
G-Sensor/E-compass/Proximity/Light sensor/Hall sensor
Battery
3950mAh lithium polymer with up to 11.5 hours battery life2
Colours
Ceramic White / Gray
Size
120 x 176.7 x 10.5mm
Weight
333g
SIM
MicroSIM

1    Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.
2    Battery life measured with 720p HD video playback, 100 nits brightness and default volume with headphones.



Model
Fonepad 7 Dual SIM (FE170CG)
Processor
Intel Clover Trail Plus Z2520 Multi-Core Processor 1.2GHz
Operating System
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Display
7" 1024x600 (WSVGA)
Memory &
Storage
1GB RAM with 8GB onboard storage (16GB of ASUS WebStorage free for one year)
microSDHC card slot
Cameras
5MP rear with 1080p Full HD video recording
1.2MP front
Networks
3G: WCDMA :900/2100
2G : EDGE/GSM : 900/1800

WCDMA HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbp
Wireless
802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity
Micro USB, Miracast,  Audio jack, Micro SD (up to 64GB)
Sensors
G-Sensor
Battery
3950mAh lithium polymer with up to 10 hours battery life3
Colours
Black
Size
110 x 192 x 10.7mm
Weight
290g
SIM
Dual microSIM

3    Battery life measured with 720p HD video playback, 100 nits brightness and default volume with headphones.

For more information, visit http://www.asus.com/sg/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_Fonepad_7_ME372CG/

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