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Asus slaps 64-bit Intel Moorefield chip on Fonepad 7, only in China for now

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asus-fonepad-7-moorefieldIt’s a known fact Asus tablets and hybrids are big in Asia, where users appreciate quirkiness, uniqueness and that productivity edge so often offered by PadFones, Fonepads or Transformers. As such, it shouldn’t come as a shocker the Taiwan-based device manufacturer is kicking the 64-bit festivities into gear in China.

The Middle Kingdom has just seen another Fonepad 7 flavor debut, one spotted swinging by the FCC under the cryptic K007 codename back in August. Now, the voice call-supporting slate is called the Fonepad 7 FE7530CXG (ugh), and its local commercial launch is reportedly set for September 1.

A few days later, we expect the Fonepad 7 FE7… ah, to hell with it, the new Fonepad 7 on display at IFA in Berlin, where availability and pricing details referring to the Western hemisphere should be outed.

Not exactly a drastic departure from “old” Fonepad designs, the Intel Moorefield-powered Fonepad 7 is virtually identical to the Merrifield variant unveiled a few months ago as far as all the other specs go. Unfortunately, the 7-inch screen continues to be mediocre resolution-wise, with 1,280 x 800 pixels, and an average 1 gig of RAM takes care of multitasking.

Battery life is rated at a whopping 11.5 hours, albeit the actual ticker is unlikely to have grown in size, and Android 4.4 KitKat smoothens the software. Sadly, KK is a 32-bit-supporting OS, so until the new Fonepad 7 receives an upgrade to Android L, the advantages of the 64-bit Moorefield chip are pretty much indiscernible.

Via [Notebook Check]

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