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ASUS locally launches Fonepad 7 dual-SIM for Php8,995

An update to the company’s 7-inch tablet, the ASUS Fonepad 7 dual-SIM makes its way to the Philippine shores carrying both tablet and phone functions with its dual-SIM capabilities. It has an HD display, dual-core processor, and 3G connectivity. Get to know more about it after the break.

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ASUS Fonepad 7 dual-SIM (ME175CG) specs:

7.0-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS LCD, 216ppi, 300 nits, 10-point multi-touch
1.2GHz Intel Clover Trail + Z2520 dual-core CPU
8GB internal storage + 16GB free Webstorage for 1 year
up to 64GB via microSD
5 megapixel rear camera
1.2 megapixel front-facing
dual-SIM (micro), dual-standby
HSPA+, 3G, 2G
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Android Jellybean 4.3
3,950mAh battery
199.5 x 120.8 x 11.35 mm

This dual-SIM phablet is now available for Php8,995. For an in-depth look at this device, check out our review. In addition, purchasing a Fonepad 7 dual-SIM entitles the buyer 6 months of subscription to Trend Micro’s mobile security for Android devices.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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17 Responses

  1. natsu says:

    yung pinagkaiba nito sa single sim na fonepad 7 is yung processor – intel z2560 with clock speed 1.6ghz and yung dimension 196.8 x 120 x 10.5 mm. pakicorrect nlng kung may mali :D.

    • Both the ASUS Product Guide (distributed to the press during the launch last night) and the press release from Eason de Guzman identify the processor as a 1.2GHz Z2520. Kevin probably used one or the other for the specs. Maybe the 1.6GHz Z2560 is another model that isn’t here yet?

  2. Popo says:

    so which is faster now, the snapdragon or this intel chipset?

    • Cristy says:

      You should be more specific. That’s like asking… “Which is faster now, this car or a Toyota?”. That makes NO SENSE.

      If you’re asking which Snapdragon line this Intel chip is faster than, it’s faster than the Snapdragon 200 and 400 line. The Snapdragon 600 and 800 are still faster than this Intel Z2520.

  3. Blue says:

    Pwede Zenfone na ung ilaunch nila please

  4. winnieb says:

    This is so mura. Where is this available?

  5. Heckler says:

    ano masama kung conyo ka? may magagawa ba kayo? saka ano kupal don? wala namang ginagawang masama?

    Tsk tsk. walang mapost na maayos eh.

    sukat nalang rin kayo ng bezels, inggiteros…

  6. db says:

    how about their fonepad 7 tricover?available na rin ba? problema kasi nang asus d nila sinasama mga accessories nila pag launch nang isang model

  7. Teri says:

    Your article states that this phone will be sold at P8,995. Yet, ASUS dealers are selling it for nearly P13,000. I have yet to find a store that sells it for its published retail price.

    The strength of this phablet is its value for money at P8,995. At P13,000, there are better options available.

    • Dave says:


      The P13K is the old model which this is replacing- I have looked everywhere and have not been able to find the new model in stock yet

  8. may says:

    Nakita ko sa facebook yan. Bakit dun less than 6k lng price nya… Ang gulo ah

  9. jdGONEMAD says:

    ME175CG = Php8,995
    ME170CG = Php5,995

  10. bongyeah says:

    i got one yesterday…
    at first it was ok…
    inserted my sims..it worked…3g worked..
    sd card is good…
    i installed less than 900mb…
    including update of google play to make use of PVZ2…
    my kid played some of the games we installed…
    i tried an online game…
    it did well…
    i got the unit fully charge…and slept…
    this morning with 95% of the battery,i clicked the apps widget…
    didnt work…waited…aint workin…
    so i thought i should just turn the unit off…
    when i was about to open it…it doesnt open…
    no any…
    [email protected]#$%^&*, i got a bad unit…

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