Asus Fonepad 8 launches this month for around $200

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Asus Fonepad 8 launches this month for around $200
Announced by Asus in early June, the Fonepad 8 is now being released in Asia, and it will probably be available in other regions pretty soon (though we don’t know if it’s going to be sold in the US). The Fonepad 8 costs $199 (649 MYR) in Malaysia, and about $230 (299 SGD) in Singapore - where it should be launched on October 10.

As its name suggests, the Asus Fonepad 8 is both a smartphone, and a tablet, featuring 3G connectivity and the ability to make phone calls (it even supports two SIM cards). The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and sports an 8-inch IPS display with 800 x 1280 pixels. Other features include stereo speakers, a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB / 16 GB of internal memory. Asus initially announced that the Fonepad 8 would be powered by a 64-bit, 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor. However, the device’s product page that’s found on Asus’ global website mentions a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3530 CPU (which is also a 64-bit chipset).

Is anyone looking forward to buying this giant smartphone / medium-sized tablet from Asus?


sources: SoyaCincau (Twitter), HardwareZone, Asus

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