Asus Refreshes the Fonepad 7 with Android Lollipop

Asus threw caution to the wind when they released the Fonepad 7 phablet in 2013, and it must have paid off. The Taiwan-based gadget maker announced a new model today, with an Atom CPU and both Wifi and cellular connectivity.

This year’s Fonepad 7 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 1.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3530 with 2GB RAM and 8GB or 16GB internal storage. It has a pair of cameras (2MP and 5MP), a microSD card slot, and a 7″ IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel. It has both Wifi and Bluetooth, and it also sports a dual purpose mike/headphone jack, g-sensor, compass, and a proximity/light sensor.

Weighing in at 299 grams, the Fonepad 7 FE375CL measures 10mm thin and packs in a 15Wh battery which is specced to provide a runtime of 12 hours of video playback or up to 22 and a half hours of 3G talk time.

This phablet is going to first launch in Taiwan with a local retail in the range of $250. There is no info on when it’s going to launch globally, but i will note that past models can be had on Amazon. They’re rather expensive as off-contract unlocked phones, but their presence suggests that someone is importing them into the US.

I would expect that this model will also be imported. And if not, you can always order it from a Chinese retailer.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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