ASUS of Taiwan has launched in India today the new ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG), an 8-inch tablet with dual-SIM, 3G phone functionality. ASUS Fonepad 8 will be available in Black and Gold colours from today at ASUS exclusive stores and Flipkart for Rs. 13,999 (SRP).
Fonepad 8 features an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3530,1.33GHz, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded upto 64 GB via microSD card. This tablet has built-in 3G connectivity and dual SIM slots, which are claimed to provide crystal-clear voice calls.
This tablet is equipped with dual front speakers tuned with MaxxAudio for immersive multimedia experiences. It comes with 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras with PixelMaster technology that is claimed to provide enhanced camera functions that make it easy to capture high-quality images and video.
The Fonepad 8 is packed with 4000 mAh battery, which the company claims is capable of providing up to 12 hours of life when watching videos or browsing the web, or up to 21 hours of 3G talk time.
The Fonepad 8 is thin and light. It is just 8.9mm thick and has total width of 12cm. Its weight is just 310 grams and can be used easily with one hand.
ASUS Fonepad 8 runs Android 4.4 (KitKat)and features ASUS ZenUI, the all-new mobile user interface exclusive to ASUS devices. ASUS ZenUI is packed with more than 1000 software enhancements and sports a new visual design with modern ‘flat’ icons, customizable vivid color themes that match the device color, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, and a clean layout to clearly present information.
ASUS ZenUI also includes two features — What’s Next and Do It Later — designed to free users from actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily, and enable them to be more productive.What’s Next puts the information currently most important and useful to the user — such as upcoming appointments, new messages and missed calls from VIP contacts, weather at the next destination, and more — front and center on the lock screen, the home screen and in the notification drawer.
ASUS ZenUI also makes file sharing easier thanks to a host of apps. Party Link improves on the sharing experience by letting users share files or photos with up to three parties simultaneously, with images immediately shared the moment they are taken with the ASUS ZenUI Camera app. Share Link lets users easily share files stored in their Fonepad easily with other devices when in Wi-Fi hotspot mode.