A new 7-inch tablet from Asus that has yet to be officially announced, have been spotted after it filed for FCC approval in late July.
(UPDATED: This tablet was launched on September 3, by the name of Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572 C/CL)
After reading through all the documents filed with the FCC, we can reveal a few of the specs, such as the 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Moorefield Z3560 processor, DDR3 RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options, a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution TFT IPS display, dual cameras, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Li-ion Celxpert battery, Broadcom GPS, and last but not least, what may be 4G LTE as well.
The Moorefield processor was launched just a few months ago, so it’s not to be found in any tablets that have been released to the market yet.
With specs like these, the first tablet that comes to mind is the 2013 Nexus 7 FHD. There are only two 1920 x 1200 7-inch Android tablets on the market now – The Nexus 7 FHD and the Kindle Fired HDX 7.
So is this finally the 2014 Nexus 7, or is Asus creating a similar tablet just for itself?
Asus made the first two Nexus 7 tablets, so why shouldn’t they manufacture the third one too?
We’ll find out soon enough.
– Tom Bowen