A user checking out a Andorid tablet
A user checking out a Andorid tabletREUTERS/Kimberly White

Taiwanese electronics major Asus has finally pulled wraps off its 7-inch Fonepad tablet at the ongoing international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Spain.

"It is ideal to have a larger screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities now playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles," said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman at the launch.

"The incorporation of 3G mobile data with full telephony support, makes the FonepadTM the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device." he added.

The new tablet sports a 7-inch, 10-point multi-touch screen and the display's IPS technology allows 178-degree wide viewing angles, bringing out bright colours even in sunlight.

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 16GB

Additional 32GB can added through

micro-SD card


Main: 3.0-megapixel camera Auto-focus

Front:1.2-megapixel for video chat



Additional specs

Asus SonicMaster audio technology, with

MaxxAudio processing by Wave to increase

Sound quality.


340 g


€ 219(around ₹15,500)

*Price as quoted by AsusTeK Computer Inc.

Asus has confirmed that the new 3G-based Fonepad will be made available in select markets in March, but still there are no reports of when the Asus tablet will arrive in India.

(With inputs from BGR.in)