Asus will eventually launch its new Fonepad 8 in select Asian markets, and it will probably be available in other regions pretty soon. Initially announced at Computex 2014, the Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is a refreshed version of its predecessor. Moreover, Asus is also releasing the MeMO Pad 8 with LTE support.
According to Hardware Zone Singapore, the Asus Fonepad 8 and MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) will be available in local markets starting October 10. These are priced at SGD 299 (Approx. Rs. 14,300) and SGD 499 (Approx. Rs. 24,000) respectively.
As far as the specs of the two new devices are concerned, the Asus Fonepad 8 features an 8-inch IPS display with 800 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Imaging aspect is pretty average with the usage of a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing snapper.
The tablet will be offered in 8GB / 16GB of internal memory and it is a 3G tablet with a dual SIM slot. The tablet weighs 328 grams and will be available in Black, White, Gold and Red color variants.
The MeMO Pad 8, on the other hand, was touted to be the "world's lightest 8-inch LTE tablet", by Asus. At 299 grams the tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with company's latest intuitive Asus ZenUI on top. The 8-inch Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) features a full-HD 1920x1200 IPS display. It is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor with no detail about the RAM size as of yet.
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 is same as the FonePad tablet at 5-megapixel rear camera and a front 2-megapixel camera. Connectivity on the tablet includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, and NFC.
It is not sure whether the new devices will hit the Indian markets or not. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!