ASUS Fonepad Note 6 Announced, Release Date Revealed

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ASUS Fonepad Note 6ASUS 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.

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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.

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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.

What do you make of the ASUS Fonepad Note 6? Let us know your thoughts.

Source: ASUS