TAIWANESE HARDWARE MAKER Asus unveiled the Fonepad 7 and a duo of affordable Memo Pad tablets at IFA in Berlin on Wednesday.
The Asus Fonepad 7, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the sequel to the original Asus Fonepad, adding a number of minor upgrades to the 7in 'phablet' device. Chief among these so-called improvements is a redesigned casing in a glossy plastic material and an extra speaker on the front for enhanced call clarity.
Otherwise the specifications remain largely unchanged. The Asus Fonepad 2 features a 7in 1280x800 IPS display, an Intel Atom Z2560 processor and Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, much like the original. It also has dual 5MP and 1.2MP cameras, 3G and WiFi connectivity, a 3,950mAh battery and either 8GB, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
As is typical with IFA unveilings, Asus has released no pricing or release date details for the Fonepad 2 yet.
As well as a giant phone, Asus also lifted the lid on the Memo Pad 8 and Memo Pad 10 tablets at this year's German trade show, both of which feature 1280x800 resolution screens, quad-core processors and internal storage that's expandable via microSD.
The smaller of the two, the 8in Asus Memo Pad 8 features a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage, while the 10in Asus Memo Pad 10 will be available in 8GB and 16GB internal storage models.
There's no word on pricing for the Memo Pad devices yet either, but we've contacted Asus for more information.
Check back soon for our hands-on first impressions of these new Asus products. µ
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