Asus is releasing 2 new tablets – the 8-inch Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) and MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) – in the Malaysian markets. As per some source the Asus Fonepad 8 and MeMO Pad 8 will be available in local markets starting October 10 and have been priced at SGD 299 (roughly Rs. 14,300) and SGD 499 (roughly Rs. 24,000) respectively.
The latest Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with company’s Asus ZenUI on top. Asus Fonepad 8 comes with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality. This device is dual-SIM supporting, the main features an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels resolution. Notably for the Fonepad 8, the company narrowed bezels to 5.06mm to provide a 72.2 percent screen-to-body ratio. The new 8-inch Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) measures 12cm across.
Its powered by latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3530 1.3GHz quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. The Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) includes a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet weighs 328 grams and will be available in Black, White, Gold and Red colour variants.
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL), on the other hand, was launched in partnership with KIDDI and 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 screen size 8-inch Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) features a full-HD 1920×1200 IPS display. This device 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.