Taiwanese-based computer manufacturer Asus is all set to launch its 7-inch FonePad for the Indian market on April 24, 2013. The device was first revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. The 7-inch tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform, but it allows users to make calls from the tablet itself.


The device has been powered by an Intel Atom Z2420 processor, which is clocked at 1.2 Ghz. It also has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, LED Backlight and In Panel Switching. The screen also supports ten finger multi-touch. Further features of the device include 1 GB RAM; it will also be available in 8GB and 16GB versions.

The tablet has a micro SD slot with a limit of 32GB. The new device also has 1.2 megapixel front camera and a 3 megapixel rear camera, which has 720p video recording facility. The connectivity features of the phone include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and voice calls.

The FonePad will have a 9-hour battery life and will have a micro SIM slot for the SIM card. The device will be competing for a place in the Indian tech market along with the iPad Mini, Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, along with a host of other budget Android devices.