Asus Fonepad tablet
Taiwanese PC maker, Asus today officially launched the Fonepad 7 tablet PC in India.Asus India

Taiwanese computer maker Asus on Wednesday launched its voice-calling Fonepad tablet in the burgeoning Indian technology market with an affordable price tag of ₹15,999.

"Users now want a better screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities and this is playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles," said Mr. Peter Chang, Regional Director - South Asia & Country Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India.

He further said that, "By incorporating 3G mobile data connectivity with full telephony support, we have made the ASUS FonepadTM the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device at an affordable price".

"Innovation is key to success in the mobility segment and that's our biggest strength. The ASUS Fonepad is a great example of bringing to the market what consumers want;  an innovative product that addresses the emerging  market, with a large screen size in a mobile device that runs fast with responsive applications," said Debjani Ghosh, Managing Director- Sales and Marketing Group, Intel South Asia. 

"This is just the beginning. We will significantly increase the urgency to introduce a range of innovative and differentiated offerings that will shape the future of this segment."He added.

Asus Fonepad sports a 7.0-inch IPS HD 1280x800p resolution display with close to 216 pixels per inch pixel density. It runs on Android mobile OS v4.1 Jelly Bean powered by a single-core Intel Atom Z2420 processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed and PowerVR GC540 graphics engine.

The Asus tablet comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB memory storage with options of expanding up to 32GB.

Considering its features and affordable price-tag, Asus Fonepad is expected to give stiff challenge to Samsung Tab 2 (P3100), Apple iPad mini and might even cannibalize Google's flagship Nexus 7 tablet which also made its debut in India only a few weeks ago with the same price-tag.

Asus FonePad is exepected to be available in Croma Stores and other select partner retail stores by 30 April for Rs. 15,999.

Key Specifications of Asus Fonepad Include:


Asus Fonepad


7.0-inch HD IPS display with 1280x800p resolutions


Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)


Intel Atom Z2420 processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed


PowerVR GC540 graphics engine




Will be available in 8GB , and memory can be  expanded to 32GB via micro-SD card


Main: 3.0-megapixel camera Auto-focus

Front:1.2-megapixel for video chat




Li-Polymer cell (4270 mAh), up to 9 hours

of backup power

Additional specs

Micro-SIM slot ,Asus SonicMaster audio technology, with MaxxAudio processing by Wave to increase

Sound quality, Bluetooth v3.0,GPS


340 g