The last 7-inch budget tablet announced by ASUS was the MeMO Pad HD 7, way back in June. That device sported a 1280×800 resolution display, a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and ran on an old Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While specs are, of course, still unconfirmed at this point, it seems that the rumored new tablet will only be a slight upgrade in some aspects.
The next MeMO Pad 7, with a model number ME175KG, will be sporting a slightly higher 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8226. The display and rear camera, however, will remain the same. But the front-facing camera has seemingly been upgraded to 3 megapixels. Fortunately,will be running the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But the biggest change is probably the addition of dual SIM support on the tablet.
The dual SIM feature should probably clue us in that the device is primarily targeted towards other markets, and indeed this new MeMO Pad 7 is said to be heading to China first, with no news of international availability. It is expected to arrive by the end of the year, so hopefully we’ll have more details before then.