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Asus unveil two new Fonepad 7 models at MWC 2014

By Simon Thomas on 25th February 2014

Asus Fonepad 7 LTE

The Asus Fonepad 7 is essentially a 7-inch tablet that can also make calls, offering you the best of both worlds. The Taiwenese company have unveiled two new models in the range at MWC 2014,  the Fonepad 7 LTE (ME372CL) and the Fonepad 7 3G (or ME175CG).


"We are excited to unveil our latest Fonepad models and present our complete lineup of phones in Europe during MWC 2014,” said Benson Lin, ASUS Corporate Vice President. “ASUS is always in search of incredible in everything we do, and will continue to provide consumers with amazing experiences through our mobile innovations."

Asus Fonepad 7 LTE (ME372CL)

As the name suggests the first new model adds support for 4G LTE to the Asus Fonepad 7. Apart from that it's the same as the original model meaning you get a 7-inch WXGA IPS display (1280*800 pixels), a dual-core 1.6Ghz Intel atom processor and 1GB of RAM.

Other features include dual-stereo speakers, a 5 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.2 mega-pixel snapper. The original model ran on Android Jelly Bean (4.2) and we presume this is still the case, while you get 8GB of on-board storage (with microSD support) and a 3,950 mAh battery.

No details on when it'll launch or how much it'll cost, but when we get more info you'll be the first to know.

Asus Fonepad 7 3G (ME175CG)

The second new Fonepad model is a more affordable version of Asus's tablet that supports 3G and is dual-SIM compatible. It still retains the same 7-inch IPS display (1280*800 pixels), but the processor is reduced to a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor.

Presumably, the rest of the specification will remain unchanged, but details were officially revealed by Asus. We also don't have details on price or its release date, but it should be significantly cheaper than the Asus Fonepad 7 LTE and the standard Fonepad 7 (which retails for £180).

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