Asus on Thursday launched the Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) tablet in India for Rs. 8,999. The device was introduced in April and was first released in Thailand at THB 4190 (roughly Rs. 7,670) in May.
The Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) comes with a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600 pixel) resolution display, translating to a pixel density of 169ppi. The voice-calling tablet runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box paired with its ZenUI skin. It is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 'Clover Trail+' processor clocked at 1.2GHz with Hyper-Threading technology (implying 4 threads), alongside 1GB of RAM.
The new Asus tablet comes in two storage variants - 8GB and 4GB - and expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB). Asus is also offering 5GB on Asus Webstorage cloud space for lifetime and an additional 11GB for the first year. The Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) tablet sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and houses a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options of the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, GPS/ A-GPS, and 3G HSPA+.
The battery on the Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life. The tablet will be available in Black, White, Red, and Blue. The tablet measures 192x110.8x10.7mm and weighs 290 grams.
Asus in April launched a refreshed version of its Fonepad 7 voice-calling tablet, dubbed Fonepad 7 Dual SIM (ME175CG), at Rs. 12,999 in April.
Some of the key features of the previously-launched Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM (ME175CG) are 7-inch LED IPS display with a 1280x800 pixels resolution; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean; dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor; 5-megapixel rear camera; 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera; 3910mAh battery.