ASUS NEW MemoPad 8 & Fonepad 8 Tablets Features, Price, Specs & Availability 24 Sep 2014 UPDATED 22 Nov 2014

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581CL

ASUS today announced the next generation Intel-based Android tablets. These include the new-generation 8-inch ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581CL and ASUS Fonepad 8 FE380CG.

Both models feature the latest 64-bit Intel Atom ‘Moorefield’ quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and intuitive ASUS ZenUI. The MeMO Pad 8 and Fonepad 8 will be retailing at S$499 and S$299 respectively at all ASUS brand stores and ASUS authorised stores from 10 October onwards.

Weighing at just 299g, the 8-inch ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is the world’s lightest 8-inch tablet with Long-Term Evolution (LTE). It features the next generation 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor, and ultra-fast connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and wireless Near-Field Communications (NFC).

The ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) delivers powerful mobility with the next generation 64-bit Intel Atom Z3530 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 3G phone functions. With its narrow bezel measuring just 5.06mm and a 72.2% screen-to-body ratio, the 8-inch ASUS Fonepad 8 also has the largest viewing area for any 8-inch phablet in the market.

Both Android tablets feature the all-new ASUS ZenUI interface. It features more than 200 software tweaks over previous ASUS interfaces and sports a new visual design with modern ‘flat’ icons, customisable vivid colour themes that match the tablets’ colour, as well as a cleaner layout that clearly presents all necessary information at one glance.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581CL

Featuring the new 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor, the latest 8-inch Android tablet provides users with extreme performance and ultra-fast connectivity. Designed to be lightweight, the MeMO Pad 8 comes with an ultra-thin design that measures at 7.45mm at its thinnest edge and weighs at just 299g making it incredibly portable and easily with one hand.

The MeMO Pad 8 has a premium multi-layer coating which employs Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallisation (NCVM) technology. The 8-inch tablet comes with a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,200. In addition, it also features IPS display, thus allowing highly detailed, crystal-clear images with 170-degree wide viewing angles in both indoor and outdoor conditions. Furthermore, the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 provides the toughness and durability of the tablet to withstand bumps and knocks. Its 283ppi display resolution ensures HD videos and photos look crisp and vivid, while text looks sharp and artefact-free. Users may also use the built-in ASUS Splendid utility to tweak the display colours to their preference.

With 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LTE and NFC capabilities, the MeMO Pad 8 is an ideal portable wireless entertainment hub. It can also support Miracast, thus allowing users to stream multimedia content to compatible external displays, as well as CSR’s aptX audio coding for wireless CD-quality audio streaming to optional Bluetooth headsets.

The MeMO Pad 8 will be available at all ASUS brand stores and authorised stores from 10 October onwards. It will be retailing at S$499, and will be available in pearl white, powder pink and metallic blue colours.

ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Featuring the next gen 64-bit Intel Atom Intel quad-core processor, the ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) combines powerful performance with energy efficiency, giving this latest 8-inch Android tablet a smooth performance and incredible 12 hours of battery life.

The Fonepad 8 has the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet in the market, as it features a 72.2% screen-to-body ratio for a larger display area. In addition, it also possesses a narrow bezel designed for one-handed use. Despite its larger display, it has almost the same width as the previous generation 7-inch Fonepad.

With dual SIM function, the Fonepad 8 ensures that users remain connected at all times anywhere for seamless web browsing. Furthermore, with full 3G telephony support, the Fonepad 8 is ideal for voice calls, using the built-in noise cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset.

Equipped with an HD 1,280 x 800 IPS display, the Fonepad 8 also comes with a rear-facing 5MP camera that is capable of taking 1080p and 720p video recording of up to 30 frames per second (fps). The front facing 2MP camera allows video chats and VGA video recording at 30 fps. Both cameras feature f/2.8 aperture lenses.

Available in four colours – black, white, gold and red – the Fonepad 8 will be retailing at S$299 from 10 October onwards at all ASUS brand stores and authorised retailers*.

*Only white will be available first on 10 October. All other colours will be available by end October.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) Specifications

ModelASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL)
Processor64-bit Intel Moorefield Z3560 Quad-Core Processor 1.8 GHz
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Display8-inch Full HD IPS 1920 x 1200 with capacitive multi-touch
400 nits
Memory &
Storage
2GB RAM with 16GB onboard storage
MicroSD card (up to 64GB)
Cameras5MP rear with 1080p Full HD video recording
1.2MP front
NetworksGSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 850/900/2100
LTE: 800/900/1800/26003G: DC HSPA+ 42/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE Cat 4: DL 150 Mbps/UL 50 Mbps, CAT3
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
ConnectivityMicro USB, Miracast, Audio jack, MicroSD card slot
SensorsG-Sensor/Gyroscope/E-compass/Proximity/Light sensor/Hall sensor/NFC
Battery4000mAh lithium polymer with up to 9 hours battery life2
ColoursPearl White / Powder Pink / Metallic Blue
Size213 x 123 x 7.45mm
Weight299g
SIMMicroSIM

ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) Specifications

ModelASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)
Processor64-bit Intel Moorefield Z3530 Quad-Core Processor 1.3 GHz
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Display8-inch LED 1280 x 800 with capacitive multi-touch
Memory &
Storage
1GB RAM with 16GB onboard storage
MicroSD card (up to 64GB)
Cameras5MP rear with 1080p Full HD video recording
2MP front
NetworksGSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
ConnectivityMicro USB, Miracast, Audio jack, MicroSD card slot
SensorsG-Sensor/E-compass/Proximity/Ambient Light sensor/Hall sensor
BatteryUp to 12 hours battery life2
ColoursBlack / White / Red / Gold
Size214 x 120 x 8.9mm
Weight310g
SIMDual MicroSIM

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

(Updated 21 Nov with “21 Nov Asus Memo Pad 8, Fonepad 8” image)

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