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Asus unveils Intel Moorefield-powered Fonepad 7 tablet

Asus Fonepad 7 Android tablet
Asus Fonepad 7
Model FE7530CXG has been unveiled in China and will hit the market on September 1 with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor under the hood and loaded with Android KitKat with Asus ZenUI.

Asus Fonepad 7 has been around for a while in various hardware configurations and a model powered by one of the new Intel Moorefield chips was spotted for the first time back in June. The Asus Fonepad 7 model FE7530CXG has just been unveiled on the official Asus website in China and it will hit the local market on September 1.

Unfortunately there is no official press release available at this time, but the product page is already up (only in Chinese) and these are the technical specs and features revealed so far:

  • Processor: quad-core Intel Atom Z3530
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage, microSD support (not confirmed, but all Fonepad devices have a microSD slot)
  • Display: 7-inch IPS touchscreen with 1,280X800 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat with Asus ZenUI
  • Autonomy: 648 hours standby, 10 hours on 3G and 30 hours of Web browsing via WiFi

This new Asus Fonepad 7 has dual SIM support and is thinner than previous models - only 0.3 inches, compared to 0.41 inches. Pricing has not been revealed yet, but the tablet should hit three major Chinese electronics chains next week. More accurate technical details and information on worldwide availability will surely go public at IFA 2014.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-28 (Update: 2014-08-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.