ASUS Fonepad Note 6 has been announced, it is a tablet/phone hybrid that will be released in Japan only on December the 19th, priced at around $480. The phone features a stylus, similar to the Galaxy Note series, and runs relatively stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
ASUS Fonepad Note 6 Tech Specs
The ASUS Fonepad Note 6 features a huge 6” 1080p display with a pixel density of 367ppi, and is powered by a 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 with hyperthreading and 2GB of RAM. Customers have a choice of 16 or 32GB of built-in storage, with the option to add more via microSD. There’s an 8 megapixel camera on the back, which curiously doesn’t have its own flash… in 2013.
There’s no LTE support either, nor Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, meaning no wearables. The battery is a pretty huge 3200mAh which suggests pretty serious battery life, and the phone features dual front facing speakers with ASUS “SonicMaster” audio technology.
The stylus is a standout feature here, allowing users to make quick notes by accessing a slide-out tab to annotate images, apps or web pages.
According to early impressions, ASUS have decided to part ways with the materials used on their premium-feeling Padfone Infinity and go for a glossy, cheap feeling plastic – reminiscent of the most lazy of Samsung’s efforts.
Overall the phone seems pretty underwhelming with a few baffling design choices for a phone at the turn of 2013, and perhaps it’s a good thing it won’t see markets outside of Japan for the time being, at least.
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