Photo of Asus Fonepad tablet reveals alleged aluminum body
As far as specs go, the Asus Fonepad is expected to come with a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, and 1GB of RAM. Its 7-inch screen will be of the IPS LCD kind and will sport a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. A couple of cameras will be on board as well – a 3.2MP on the back and a 1.2MP front-facing snapper. The internal 4,270mAh battery should last through 9.5 hours of continuous use. Overall, nothing out of the ordinary for a tablet that's expected to cost roughly $199 to $249, yet it will be interesting to see how the Intel chip stacks against the ARM-based competition. We are also curious to see how the Asus Fonepad will handle voice calls, which is a feature it will allegedly support, presumably through a dedicated accessory.
Design-wise, it would be really nice to see an affordable, 7-inch Android tablet that actually looks good, and that rumored aluminum casing might just do the trick. But despite the presence of premium materials, the device should maintain a reasonable weight of only 340 grams. The unit itself is said to be 10.4 millimeters thick – about as much as a Google Nexus 7.
The Asus Fonepad should go on sale in Q2 of 2013. Hopefully, we'll get to check it out first hand at MWC later this month.
source: Tablet.bg (translated)