As we had reported, Asus has announced the launch of Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM ME175CG Android tablet in the Indian market today. The tablet has been priced at INR 12,999 and will be released in White and Gray colour options.
Originally introduced at Mobile World Congress this year, Asus Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM features a 7-inch 1280x800p HD display, 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.3. The tablet also packs 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, voice-calling and 3G. On the imaging front, the tablet includes 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera.
Asus is also bundling 16GB of Asus WebStorage for 1 year for free with every Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM in India. The tablet will go on sale in the coming days.
The company has also revealed that it will be pushing Android 4.4 KitKat updat for Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM in June of this year.
“Our Fonepad Series available in the country received assenting response and was jubilant in making a noticeable mark in the Phablet market. Taking up the functionality level further, we have introduced the new variant – Fonepad 7 Dual Sim. Dual sim devices have gained substantial consumer attention in the country. Our new dual sim device combines the widely accepted innovation and all the necessary functionality. Its availability at much lesser price point, which makes it even more desirable.” said Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India.
A comparison of various Asus Fonepad models available in India
|Tablet||Asus Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM ME175CG||Asus Fonepad 7 ME372CG||Asus Fonepad|
|Display||7-inch 1280x800p IPS||7-inch 1280x800p IPS||7-inch 1280x800p IPS|
|Processor||1.2GHz Intel Atom dual-core Z2520||1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core Z2560||1.2GHz Intel Atom dual-core Z2420|
|Memory||1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||1GB of RAM, 8/ 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot|
|Connectivity||3G, Dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Cameras||5MP rear, 1.2MP front||5MP rear, 1.2MP front||3MP rear, 1.2MP front|
|Size||199.5×120.8×11.35mm||120×196.8×10.5 mm||196.4×120.1×10.4 mm|
|OS||Android 4.3||Android 4.2||Android 4.1|