ASUS Announces New Fonepad 8

ASUS today announced the new ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG), an 8-inch tablet with dual-SIM, 3G phone functionality and powered by the next generation 64-bit quad-core Intel® Atom™ Z3530 1.33GHz processor. Fonepad 8 features an all-new design that is lighter and narrower than its predecessor, yet offers a larger viewing area thanks to a class-leading ultra-narrow bezel.

Fonepad 8 comes with  ZenUI, the ASUS-exclusive mobile user interface developed around the concepts of freedom, expression and connection. Featuring a new visual design made to be efficient and inviting, it contains modern ‘flat’ icons, vivid device-matching color themes, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, and a clean layout to present information clearly.

“Redefining the user experience of calling tablets category, we are elated to bring our 8 inch Fonepad 8 to the country. The device features next generation interface ‘ASUS ZenUI’ improves on your smart device experience, giving you a brand new user interface that features over 1000 upgrades and enhancements over the standard Android operating system. Our Fonepad series have constantly introduced widely accepted innovation and all the necessary functionality; which has been loved by all our users. This encourages us to go beyond the regular and deliver incredible,” said Mr. Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India.

The ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is a 8-inch tablet with dual SIM, 3G phone functionality and is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3530 1.33GHz quad-core processor. The FE380CG features a an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display,72.2% screen-to-body ratio and has the worlds narrowest bezel on an 8-inch tablet.Its dual front speakers are tuned with MaxxAudio® for immersive multimedia experiences, and twin 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras with PixelMaster technology provide enhanced camera functions. Fonepad 8 is available with 8GB or 16GB of on board storage, which can be further expanded with up to 64GB of Micro SD Card storage.

Here are the specifications

Model Name FE380CG
Display 8″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) IPS Panel
CPU Intel Atom Z3530 Quad-Core, up to 1.33 GHz, 64bit
RAM 2G LPDDR3
Storage 16G EMMC (Up to 64GB Micro SD Support)
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
BT BT 4.0
Camera Front: 2M
Rear: 5M with Auto Focus
Battery 4000 mAh
OS Android KitKat 4.4
Warranty 1 Year Local
Connectivity 3G Embedded/ Voice Calling (Dual SIM support)
Sensor G-sensor/ Light sensor/ E-compass/ Proximity Sensor/ Hall sensor
SIM and I/O Port Micro SIM/ Micro SD/ Micro USB

Pricing and Availability

ASUS Fonepad 8(FE380CG)will be available in Black and Gold colors in India at ASUS Exclusive stores and Flipkart for Rs. 13,999