At the ongoing Computex event, Asus s CEO Jonney Shih has announced the FonePad 8 and an improved variant of the FonePad 7, both of which can be used for making calls using SIM card. The key attraction of the FonePad 8 as well as the new FonePad 7 is that they flaunt a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 processor. The FonePad 7 is the company s improved variant of the last year s FonePad 7, which comes with a slimmer design and promises to offer improved performance. Rest of the features of the FonePad 7 (2014 edition) remains similar to those of the FonePad 7 (2013 edition). Also Read - Asus Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) dual-SIM voice calling tablet launched in India, priced at Rs 8,999
Specifications-wise, the FonePad 8 comes with an 8-inch HD (1280×800 pixels) display which flaunts a narrow 5.06mm bezel design, while the FonePad features a similar 7-inch display. Both the tablets are powered by 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processors, and support 3G network and dual-SIM slots. They also have 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras, and feature ASUS SonicMaster audio with dual front speakers. Also, both the devices offer Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
These devices will be available in black, white, gold and red colors, though the company has not mentioned about the price or the availability of these devices.