Asus Fonepad Note announced: 6-inch display, dual-core Atom processor, and a stylus

June 3, 2013
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asus fonepad note Credit: Anandtech

Asus just threw its hat in the supersized phone ring with the Asus Fonepad Note, a 6-inch device equipped with a stylus that promises to give the Galaxy Note 2 a run for its money.

At its event at Computex 2013 in Taiwan, Asus unveiled a series of new Android devices, including a competitor to the Note 2, Optimus G Pro, and other 5.5-inch+ devices. The Asus Fonepad Note is equipped with a 6-inch Full HD Super IPS+ display, a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor (Intel just scored another high profile design win it seems), 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a 1.2MP front shooter.

The device also features two frontal stereo speakers, a la HTC One, and, very importantly, a stylus. The device is said to support HSPA+ connectivity, with download speeds of up to 42Mbps.

We’ll update this post as soon as we learn anything about the price and availability of the Asus Fonepad Note.

Comments

  • harrold

    Get sued? Note and Note?

  • harrold

    Note AND Note? Really Asus? :/

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Hmmmm yeeaa I’ll pass on this one Asus.

    • soman

      Butthurt much? Note 2 fanboys are easy to spot in comments on any phablet article. Just sold my note 2 due to low res display with subpar ppi and most of all the lack of hspa+, I thought a fault new high end device was future proof but got badly fooled by Samsung there. My Network provider has a growing number of base stations with H+ only, not H, so while my friends have superspeed internet on their Xperias and iPhones I sit there with a gsm signal, not even EDGE. Very weak by Samsung.

      Already bought an ZL, looking forward to this Asus and the Togari, not interested in Note 3 since Samsung already screwed me with one outdated phone.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Hahaha actually ur right I love my Note 2. However im holding out for the HTC One style phablet. Or perhaps Note 3 if they play their cards right. Fanboy im not, I just buy the best phone whenever it comes out. I’m suprised to hear about your lack of HSPA+ :-/ I bet I would hate my note 2 aswell. But what got me was your PPI comment, you sure you really had a Note 2 or just saying that?

  • Amadeus Klein

    With the Note 3 coming out soon I would have expected a real phablet competitor to the note line to have better specs… Well, we’ll have to see if this one makes any waves when it’s released… It sounds more like a 2013 mid ranger than a premium device… But I’ll reserve true judgement until I can actually try it…

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    Fonepad Note? Couldn’t be. Will they follow up with a Fhonepad Note II? And a stylus (F-pen?) And dual front facing speakers (BoomER Sound?) his looks like something that will never come to the States. It’s likely to only work on AT&T, so…anyway.

  • John Hamernick-Ramseier

    Didn’t Asus already have a 5.5+ phone called the Fonepad that was 7 inches?