The ASUS FonePad has been spotted at SenHeng’s IT catalog with the retail price tag of RM849. Officially announced at MWC 2013, it didn’t take too long for the Taiwanese maker to release it here in Malaysia.
To recap on the device, the ASUS FonePad has similar Nexus 7 like dimensions with an aluminium body instead of the usual textured plastic. Like its name suggests, the FonePad allows you to make phone calls and it comes with the earpiece speaker at the top. The front 7″ IPS display pushes a similar 1280×800 pixel resolution that gives a pixel density of 216ppi.
Instead of the usual Quad-Core processor, the FonePad is powered by Intel’s Atom 1.2GHz processor mated with 1GB of RAM and it comes with 8GB of storage. Unlike the Nexus 7, the FonePad comes with expandable microSD memory slot and has a 3MP camera at the back with a front facing 1.2MP camera. Operating system wise, it runs on a recent Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. For RM849, this is a worthy alternative to the iPad mini and even the Nexus 7.
You can check out our hands-on experience with the ASUS FonePad over here.
Head after the break for the FonePad promo videos.