ASUS recently announced the Fonepad 7 (FE170CG), the latest version of the 7-inch Android device with full 3G telephony functionality. This latest Fonepad 7 comes in a range of colors, and is powered by an Intel Atom Multi-Core Processor 1.2GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It is narrower than its predecessor, with an 11cm width so it can be easily held in one hand. A narrow bezel design provides users with a larger viewing area on which to experience the brand new ZenUI interface.
Intel performance in your palm
The ASUS Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) features an Intel AtomMulti-Core Processor 1.2GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that combines powerful performance with energy efficiency, giving this Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (4.4 KitKat upgradable) tablet smooth multi-tasking performance and an incredible 10-hour battery life. The 1024 x 600 display provides vivid, clear visuals; while high quality audio is provided by a front speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology.
Built-in 3G with HSPA+ mobile data with download speeds up to 42Mbit/s and uploads of 5.76Mbit/s mean Fonepad 7 is an always-connected device for seamless web browsing. With full 3G telephony support across GSM and WCDMA bands, Fonepad 7 can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset.
Fonepad 7 has a rear-facing 2-megapixel camera capable of taking 1600 x 1200 resolution images and 720p video recording at up to 30 frames per second (fps). The front facing 0.3-megapixel camera allows for video chats and VGA video recording at 30fps. Both cameras feature f/2.8 aperture lenses. Improved camera software features a Selfie Mode that automatically starts a countdown and takes a shot once it detects a preset number of faces in the frame, as well as Time Rewind mode which takes a series of burst shots so the user can choose the best images from the set.
Weighing just 290g and measuring 192 x 110 x 10.7mm, Fonepad 7 is narrow and light enough to comfortably fit in a user’s palm. Its narrow bezel design increases available display area despite its smaller dimensions, the display also has a smudge-resistant coat that helps repel fingerprint smudges. Fonepad 7 is available in four colors (black, red, white, and blue).
1 Measured under test conditions with looping 720p video playback
Be amazed by ASUS ZenUI
Fonepad 7features the exclusive ASUS 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 color themes that match the device color, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, and a clean layout to clearly present information. ASUS ZenUI also includes two features, What's Next and Do It Later, designed to free users from actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily, thus enabling them to be more productive.
Fonepad 7 MagSmart Cover
A must-have accessory is the durable and lightweight Fonepad 7 MagSmart Cover. This features a soft microfiber screen protector, secured by a magnetic latch, that prevents scratches when it’s closed. It can also fold to prop the tablet up in two positions, ideal for either typing or viewing.