Asus FonePad 7 makes it to Malaysia

Updated FonePad gets better camera, more storage and leaves early adopters wishing they waited

Remember the FonePad we initially reviewed? Well Asus has updated the specs to make it a better value proposition and with a reasonable price.

Minor tweaks

On the surface of it, bumping the camera to 5MP and increasing the storage from 8GB to 16GB may seem rather perfunctory. But for people wanting to use the FonePad as their primary phone (there are people like that, really), the earlier 3MP camera was a dealbreaker. Android also no longer allows apps to be moved to the SD card, and to be realistic, apps function better when stored on internal memory.

The screen has also been updated with a smudge-resistant coating to keep fingerprint marks to a minimum. Other features include Miracast wireless streaming. While the FonePad 7 doesn't support LTE, it does have HSPA+ connectivity.

As far as the innards go, it is still running on an Atom dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM like its predecessor, but has different colour options: Sapphire Black and Diamond White.

The Asus FonePad 7 is available now at official retailers for RM999.