With the tablet market growing and getting too crowded as OEMs launch new ones almost every quarter, it takes something a bit unusual to get people to pay attention to it. Based on listings that were reportedly seen on the GFXBench database, Taiwanese brand Asus may just be launching two new tablets that are not the usual size that we’ve gotten used to with a lot of those in the market.
The listings on the site show tablets called Asus K01E, a 9.4-inch tablet and an Asus K01B, a much bigger device at 14.2 inches. The smaller one could either be part of their MemoPad lineup or the Asus Transformer Pad family. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processors and Adreno 320 graphics, same as the 2013 Google Nexus 7 which was also designed by Asus. The specs also indicate that it has 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and has a display of 1280x800 pixels. The rear camera is at 2MP and the front-facing one is at 0.3MP, which is not really impressive for tablets.
The 14.2-inch is unusually large for a tablet so we can assume that just like the others in the Transformer Pad family, it will work with a keyboard dock so that you can turn it into a notebook. But if there is no keyboard option, then it just might also be just a really large tablet. It has the same processor and graphics card, but has slightly better specs than the K01E. It has a 1920x1200 pixel display with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The camera is 5MP for the main and 1.2MP for the front (we said just slightly better). Unlike the smaller model, the K01B has ambient light sensor so that the brightness can adjust automatically.
There is still no confirmation whether these tablets are real. But we’ll probably find out by the first week of September during the IFA in Berlin and if there is more to these Android tablets than what is shown in their spec sheets.