Asus' presence at the last CES was nothing more than impressive. And although that presence may not have been the same for the company at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), it has still managed to make a quick name for itself by officially announcing two different version of the Asus Fonepad 7 - one running on LTE while the other making use of 3G.
Officially announcing the devices at this year's event, the Taiwan-based technology giant kept on track with other devices like Nokia X Android smartphone and the Sony Xperia Z2 that were also announced earlier in the day.
"We are excited to unveil our latest Fonepad models and present our complete lineup of phones in Europe during MWC 2014", says ASUS vice president Benson Lin. "ASUS is always in search of incredible in everything we do, and will continue to provide consumers with amazing experiences through our mobile innovations."
As revealed by the company, both the Fonepad 7 tablets will now offer cellular connectivity out-of-the-box, although only the Fonepad 7 LTE will offer 4G data speeds. The standard tablet model, on the other hand, will come with 3G network support.
Moving ahead, the Fonepad 7 LTE will be powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor that's running at 1.6 GHz, coupled with Hyper-Threading. The 3G variant of the Fonepad 7, however, will offer a slower 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor.
Apart from that, other features include a 5 MP primary snapper that will support 1080p video recording, an optional cover and dual-front speakers. No information has been pushed out on which version of Android the devices will run, though.
Both the Fonepad 7 models will come with 7-inch IPS HD displays. However, it remains to be seen as to how a 7-inch tablet will possibly serve as a phone due to its massive size and weight. Anyone thinking to opt for the device, as it seems, will also need to invest in a bluetooth headset.
As of now, we are yet to receive any information about the pricing details for either of the Fonepad 7 models.