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.


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ASUS Fonepad Note announced with 6-inch 1080p display


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.

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.