Asus FonePad Note 6 unveiled: narrow bezel, stylus and Intel inside

Asus FonePad Note 6 unveiled: narrow bezel, stylus and Intel inside
Asus has just stormed into IFA with a torrential rain of mobile devices. Among them are two new FonePads, gadgets that are on the border between a phone and a tablet: the Asus FonePad Note 6 and the Asus FonePad 7. The index in the name stands for the screen size, so we’re looking at a 6-inch and a 7-inch device, and they come with pretty narrow bezels and Intel inside.

The Asus FonePad Note 6 is the smaller of the two and you could easily mistake this for a phone. It’s a ‘FonePad’ in Asus terms, but with a small bezels, other manufacturers have named such devices phablets with no hesitation.

Now, the FonePad Note 6 is not a light or a thin device - it weighs 210 grams and measures 10.3mm.

It also comes with a built-in stylus, a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel display and runs on a brand new Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core chip with Hyperthreading. It’s an impressive device all around. The screen is sharp and luminant with brightness reaching the above average 450 nits. The Intel chip comes with 2GB of RAM, and the FonePad Note 6 features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Camera-wise, the device comes with an 8-megapixel rear shooter and 1.2MP front one. There is 16GB or 32GB of expandable internal storage. The battery is a pretty solid 3200mAh one.

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Fonepad Note 6
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC



1. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Look's like Galaxy Player 5.8 with stylus!

7. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

This "might" have been a contender for the Note 1... But against the Note 3 it doesn't stand a chance.

2. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

No flash?

3. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Did they miss a flash at back?

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2389; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If the off-contract price for this is around $300 then it will be something worth considering. I actually like the design too.

10. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

A 1080p screen, a new dual core Intel CPU, a stylus? All these for $300 off contract? O_O Too much hope in a comment. :D

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2389; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It's very possible because the Intel chipset and the rest of the internals are not that expensive. That's why you see ASUS tablets with Intel hardware selling for about $300 or less. The only real cost here comes from the added cellular hardware and the higher resolution screen. It may more realistically come out for about $400, but if they really want to make a statement I would go for $300.

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol you call that narrow bezel...


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

If this were a 7" phablet from Samsung I'd be cre_min' in my pants but, somehow sounds incomplete.

8. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Kinda like the looks but I'm more interested in their Padfone than this Fonepad.

9. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I thought we already have seen this phone :s

12. Andre007

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Hey Victor H. Will this and the fonepad 7 come to the US or Canada? Because if so, im definitely buying =]

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