ASUS Flaunts New Android Tablets at the IFA 2013
At the IFA 2013, ASUS has announced the new Fonepad Note 6 that offers both multi-touch, stylus input, and built-in HSPA+ 3G for telephone calls and mobile internet, the MeMO Pad 8/Pad 10 which features a 1280 x 800 resolution and a quad-core processor, the Fonepad 7 which comes with full voice telephony for people who want smartphone features with a tablet-size screen, as well as the Transformer Pad TF701T, 10.1-inch Android tablet with 2560 x 1600 IPS display that employs an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor and a 72-core GeForce GPU.
Fonepad Note 6
Packing a 6-inch Super IPS+ display and ASUS SonicMaster audio technology with dual front speakers, the Fonepad Note 6 is powered by the new Intel Atom Z2580 processor with Hyper-Threading technology, and comes equipped with up to 23 hours 3G talk-time and 6.5 hours of video playback. DC-HSPA+ gives ultrafast mobile internet access, with up to 42Mbit/s download and 5.76Mbit/s upload speeds, while a noise-cancelling mic ensures crystal-clear calls.
Besides a 10-point capacitive multi-touch display for smooth and responsive fingertip control of Android 4.2, the tablet also comes with a stylus for handwritten input with exclusive ASUS apps. It also features a host of other exclusive refinements throughout Android 4.2. Apps include tight integration of social network support and an improved native email app has a new threaded conversation view. A new camera app also unlocks the power of the rear 8-megapixel and front 1.2-megapixel cameras with real-time previews of image effects, and easy adjustment of white balance and exposure.
MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10
With a microSD card slot, the ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME180A) and MeMO Pad 10 (ME102A) both fit an LED-backlit display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and IPS technology, as well as high-quality dual speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. MeMO Pad 8 also features a rear 5-megapixel camera, while MeMO Pad 10 features a 2-megapixel rear camera. Both models also capture 720p HD video and have a 1.2-megapixel front camera for video chat.
Powered by 1.6GHz quad-core processors, MeMO Pad 8 provides up to nine hours of battery life with HD video playback and MeMO Pad 10, up to 9.5 hours. MeMO Pad 8 has 8GB of onboard storage, while MeMO Pad 10 has either 8GB or 16GB. Both models house a microSDXC card slot.
The updated version of the 7-inch Android device comes with full voice telephony for people who want smartphone features with a tablet-size screen. With a non-slip finish, it features faster HSPA+ 3G with up to 42Mbit/s download speeds.
Armed with an Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading technology for seamless multi-tasking performance with Android 4.2, its 7-inch display has a 1280 x 800 resolution with IPS technology, and dual-front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. A new smudge-resistant coating helps keep fingerprints at bay on the 7-inch screen display and Miracast wireless video streaming mirrors the display to compatible HDTVs for big-screen enjoyment.
Fonepad 7 features a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, plus a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a 100 continuous-shot ‘burst’ mode and 1080p Full HD video recording. The 3950mAh battery provides up to 28 hours of 3G talk time, 35 days of standby time and up to 10 hours of video playback.
Its customized UI integrates social media information, allowing users to see their friends' latest social media updates on their contact list or incoming call notifications. It comes with either 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB onboard storage and a microSDHC card slot.
Transformer Pad TF701T
The 10.1-inch Android tablet with 2560 x 1600 IPS display employs an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, and a 72-core GeForce GPU. Ideal for on-the-go entertainment, the TF701T incorporates the ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for music and games, while providing a 17-hour battery life (when docked).
Miracast Wi-Fi video streaming means the new ASUS Transformer Pad can mirror its display to a compatible HDTV for big-screen entertainment without cables, while a wired HDMI connection can drive a 4K Ultra HD display for an immersive enjoyment. It offers a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for crystal-clear video chat and a rear 5-megapixel camera that captures full-resolution photos while shooting simultaneous 1080p Full HD video. Zero shutter lag means photos are always captured at the right moment, while HDR and intelligent face enhancement gives great shots, every time.
Thanks to its lightweight Mobile Dock, the Transformer Pad transforms into an Android laptop, with the dock's full-size keyboard with a large multi-touch touchpad. The dock includes a USB 3.0 port and an SDXC card slot, complementing the tablet's own microSDXC card slot.