ASUS goes ahead at IFA to unveil a fresh new lineup of devices, and unsurprisingly, one of the frontrunners was their home-brewed “phablet” device called Fonepad Note 6. It’s meant to directly compete with the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and poses serious threat with its beautiful Full HD IPS panel and powerful Intel Atom CPU.
The Fonepad Note 6 is not a small device by any means to begin with, even for a phablet. It’s 6 inch screen is just a tad bigger than the one found on the Galaxy Note 3, though it’s no match for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra‘s huge 6.4 inch triluminos display. The LCD is of the Super IPS+ variety, thus offering vivid and saturated colors at incredibly-wide viewing angles. ASUS also managed to fit the stereo speakers at the front, which although takes some space, makes for a very pleasant audio experience.
On the back, there’s a 8 megapixel camera that also shoots full HD 1080p videos. The front-facing unit is only of the modest 1.2 mp type, though.
Moving on the inside, the Fonepad Note 6 carries a powerful dual-core Intel Atom CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz, which also supports hyper-threading. Although it’s not the most powerful solution out there, it should be able to handle all of the usual operations with ease. Other internals include 2 GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory with the possibility of expanding it with the microSD card slot and the 3200 mAh battery.
The Asus Fonepad Note 6 should come with Android 4.2 on board and although the prices are still unknown, we should become familiar with them in the following days.