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Meet Asus’ FonePad Note: An Intel-based 6in Phablet

Asus has launched a new device called the FonePad Note FHD6 which appears to be the bigger brother of the FonePad that was launched in Barcelona four months ago. Like the latter, you should, in theory, be able to make voice calls thanks to its 3G connectivity (no LTE for now) and this one also comes with an Intel-based SoC.

The device's spec sheet reads as follows; a 6in 1,920 x 1,080 Super IPS+ display, an Intel Atom Z2560 SoC clocked at 1.6GHz with two cores and based on the Clover Trail+ architecture, 2GB of RAM, 3G connectivity (supports DC-HSPA+), a stylus, a rear 8-megapixel camera plus a front-facing 1.2-megapixel one, two front facing speakers like on the HTC One as well as an array of "exclusive apps" designed to work with the stylus.

Arguably, the FonePad Note is going after the same market as the original mainstream tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note. It will be interesting to see whether (and if) Asus actually produces a Windows-8 version of this device as we suggested it would do with the Fonepad. Shipping dates, geographical distribution as well as suggested retail prices have yet to be revealed.

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