Asus FonePad 7E press photo
We may have already given it a once over not more than two days ago, but the Asus FonePad 7E tablet has just been officially announced alongside a number of other Android-powered beauties as part of IFA 2013. The FonePad 7E is billed as a “new and improved” version of its predecessor, and boasts an Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz as well as other features like 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

As mentioned in our previous report, the Asus FonePad 7E comes with the ability to make phone calls. This is because it has built-in 3G wireless connectivity. It offers HSPA+ data, in fact, which means it can reach download speeds of up to 42Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 5.76Mbit/s. It can accept SIM cards through its micro-SIM card slot.

The FonePad 7E’s other features include a 7-inch 1280×800 resolution IPS screen, a 5-megapixel rear camera with Full HD video recording, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a built-in microUSB port, and up to 10 hours of battery life with its 3,950mAh battery.

Asus still hasn’t given us any release or pricing info for the FonePad 7E, but you can expect it to become available with an optional protective TriCover case when it finally gets released. We’ll let you know when that will happen exactly as soon as we get the info.

Stay tuned for more on the Asus FonePad 7E and the rest of the new Asus devices as we continue our coverage of IFA 2013!

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