Asus FonePad 7 dual-SIM voice calling tablet launched in India for Rs 12,999: Features, specifications and comparison

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Moments ago, Asus launched the FonePad 7 dual-SIM in India for Rs 12,999. The Taiwanese company had unveiled the voice calling tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

As reported earlier, this FonePad 7 is the dual-SIM variant of the tablet which was launched at IFA in Berlin last year. The specifications remain the same, except the processor — the dual-SIM variant is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core SoC, while the single-SIM variant is powered by a 1.6GHz Clover Trail Plus Z2560 dual-core processor.

The tablet also features a 7-inch IPS (1280×800 pixels) display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card and a 3,950mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for 28 hours of talk time.

On the photography front, the tablet gets a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel camera at the front. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS support, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wrapped under Asus’s own UI.

At this price point and with voice calling capabilities, the FonePad 7 dual-SIM will be up against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and the Lenovo Idea Tab A3000. The Galaxy Tab 3 has similar specifications as the FonePad 7, albeit with a lower resolution display (1024×600 pixels) and lower resolution cameras (3-megapixels/1.3-megapixels). That said, it has a slightly bigger battery (4,000mAh). The Idea Tab A3000, on the other hand, has a quad-core processor and 16GB of expandable internal storage, but a VGA front camera and a smaller battery (3,500mAh). The FonePad 7 though has dual-SIM capabilities, which neither of the other two have.

FEATURES

ASUS FONEPAD 7

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3

LENOVO IDEA TAB A3000

DISPLAY

7-inch (1280×800 pixels) 7-inch (1024×600 pixels) 7-inch (1024×600 pixels)

PROCESSOR

1.2GHZ Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz quad-core

RAM

1GB 1GB 1GB

STORAGE

8GB expandable 8GB expandable 16GB expandable

CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT)

5-megapixel/2-megapixel 3-megapixel/1.3-megapixel 5-megapixel/VGA

BATTERY

3,950mAh 4,000mAh 3,500mAh

ANDROID OS

4.2 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean Jelly Bean

PRICE

Rs 12,999 Rs 13,499 Rs 13,137