ASUS prepping two 7-inch tablets with Android Jelly Bean for possible CES 2013 unveiling
We were hearing about ASUS working with Google on a $99 Nexus branded Android tablet, but it seems that ASUS is instead working on 2 new tablets minus the Nexus branding with Android Jelly Bean on-board
NotebookItalia has today shared information on two upcoming tablets viz. ASUS ME172V and ASUS ME371MG which are both expected to be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2013.
The ASUS ME172V (pictured above) is not new to us and we have already seen the tablet appear in benchmark results and also in the the EXIF data of a photo posted on Picasa.
According to the source The ASUS ME172V will pack in a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The tablet is expected to be powered by Cortex A9 single-core CPU coupled with 1 GB of RAM and Mali 400 GPU. It is expected to arrive with 16GB of internal memory and no microSD slot for memory expansion. There is also a 1.3-megapixel camera on-board the tablet.
Next is the ASUS ME371MG which will arrive with a bit of higher specifications in comparison to the ME172V and is rumored to pack in 7-inch IPS screen with display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The ASUS ME371MG is expected to run on Intel’s Atom Z2420 clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 1 GB RAM. The ME371MG is expected to arrive with 3G radio on-board for faster access to the internet. 16 GB of internal memory is expected to be on-board and a 3 MP camera at the rear of the tablet.
Both the tablets are to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and going by the pricing, the ASUS ME172V is expected to be priced $129 and $149 and not at $99 whereas the ASUS ME371MG is expected to be available for $199 and $250.
We are just weeks away from CES 2013, where we will have all the information on these tablets. And if ASUS does give them a miss at CES, Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 is scheduled next in February next year.