Padfone Note

6-inch Intel-powered tablet unveiled at Computex

At its Computex 2013 press conference in Taipei, ASUS has just announced a new 6-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid device. The Fonepad Note is a 6-inch device with pen input, powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 CPU, with 2GB of RAM and a 1080p iPS display. Like the HTC One and many Samsung Galaxy Tabs,  the Fonepad Note has front-facing stereo speakers. It's also packing an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facer.

In terms of connectivity, it looks like you're topping out at DC-HSDPA (42Mbps) speeds. On the software side, ASUS is boasting customized pre-loaded apps that take advantage of the bundled stylus.

No word on availability just yet, but we imagine the Fonepad Note will be headed primarily to Europe and Asia in the months ahead.

 
There are 12 comments

EvanKr says:

Please tell me this is a tablet, right?

rocketlog says:

Not sure if you've noticed, but that's kinda the game that Android manufacturers are playing nowadays. 4.5- to 5.0-inchers are their "regular-sized" models and over 5.0- to 6.X-inchers are the new phablets.

Have you seen the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3? It seems that that's the maximum they push phablets to nowadays.

So it's a phablet.

EvanKr says:

But look at how large that bezel is!

geoff5093 says:

With the bezels that size it looks more like a Nexus 7 than a Note 2

Flop

MC_A_DOT says:

Note 3 FTW

I wish they would make a sound Asus mobile device for Verizon. I love Asus a lot, computer, tablet, monitor, all by them. Now I would love a phone, phablet by them.

15israellai says:

Is it necessary to use the name Note?

scaots says:

I would like to see this as Nexus 6 please. Just don't drop the stylus this time.

Bruh-Man says:

But.... I've seen the ASUS Cube.... I'll Pass

plunder says:

I think I would play safer and go for Sammy; possibly even the Note 2 (when the price drops).

adam7425 says:

That bezel is SEXY!