Jun 02 AT 10:17 AM Nick Sarafolean 4 Comments

ASUS launches slew of new Android devices at Computex


ASUS has tried any and every concept under the sun and occasionally strikes gold. Today’s announcements from Computex follow the same trend, with several new mashup devices on the way. The first device to talk about is the Fonepad 8, ASUS’ massive phone/tablet device that’s even bigger than Samsung’s new Galaxy W. The Fonepad 8 sports an 8-inch 1280×800 display with super slim bezels, 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, dual front-facing speakers and oddly enough, only 3G connectivity. Other specs weren’t detailed.

ASUS Fonepad 8

ASUS also launched a couple of new MeMo tablets in 7-inch and 8-inch flavors. The MeMo Pad 7 has a 7-inch display of undisclosed resolution, a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, stereo speakers, 5-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The MeMo Pad 8 is similar with an 8-inch Gorilla Glass 3 display, 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor and LTE support. Other than that, not much is known about the two tablets.

ASUS MeMO Pad7(ME176C)

The final device is ASUS’ Transformer Book V, the oddest mashup to date. The Transformer Book V can act as an Android tablet, Windows tablet, Android laptop, Windows laptop or Android smartphone. Yeah, you read that correctly.

ASUS Transformer Book V

The Transformer Book V has a 12.5-inch display on the tablet part, 128GB storage, and a “next-generation Intel processor.” When docked with the laptop/keyboard attachment, the storage jumps up to 1TB. Software-wise, we’re looking at Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1, which you can switch between in either tablet or laptop mode. The Transformer Book V also brings a 5-inch smartphone with a quad-core Intel processor and LTE support. Basically, the Transformer Book V is a smartphone that docks into a tablet that docks into a keyboard and the tablet can dual-boot both Android and Windows. This is either the greatest thing ever or the biggest flop ever.

Do any of the announcements strike your fancy?

Via: Android Central

Source: ASUS

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  • Eli Gaffke

    Other than the monster phone tablet this is sweet. I have the Memo 7 HD, which was basically the first Nexus 7 with a budget processor and SD card slot. So it is probably a safe bet that the resolution will be 1080 like the newest Nexus 7.

    The book V is sweet. Not sure how weildy a 12.5″ tablet would be.

  • Vance

    I thought the last attempt at an android windows dual boot device got squashed by Microsoft… I predict we never see the transformer book V launch here in the states at least.
    Assuming, however that we do, the phone better be stellar/bleeding edge/innovative. Most people who would geek out over a device like this have a very high standard for, and are incredibly particular about, the phone they carry as their daily driver. If the phone in this thing is subpar, and I can’t give up my M8 for it and be happy, then the entire package becomes irrelevant for me and worn be able to buy it.
    They almost need something in the middle: a transformer dual boot device with no phone function at all.

  • Nigel

    Fonepad 8 screen resolution is a mistake. It needs to be 1920×1080. On the larger screens for watching video, its not so much the x800 which is wrong but its not 16:9 so what will happen is of the 1280×800 you’ll only use 720 and so it is not really an 8″ screen. 3G isn’t sooo bad an idea as most countries charge more for 4G and a cheap phone is likely paired with PAYG with small monthly data quotas you’d not want to stream at 1GB/hour of HD anyway.

  • cef1000

    I’m in at the right specs and price..