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Asus Fonepad Note 6 announced as Samsung Galaxy Note rival

Set to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Asus Fonepad Note 6 is a stylus-wielding 6-inch tablet.

Hoping to build on the success of its S-Pen-toting rivals, Asus has announced a 6-inch Android tablet that comes with its own stylus.

Set to work with a selection of customized apps pre-installed onto the Fonepad Note 6, the stylus hides away into a built-in compartment just like the Note

Like previous Fonepads, there’s 3G support so you can make calls with it if you are comfortable enough to walk around with a 7-inch tablet held against your ear that is.

Running on Android 4.2 and powered by an Intel® Atom™ Z2580 processor, the Note 6 comes with a 8-megapixel main camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera to take care of snaps.

The Fonepad Note 6 measures in at just 10.3mm thick, weighs just 210g and features an impressive 1,920 x 1080 Full HD display.

The Fonepad Note 6 was among a slew of new tablets and hybrid devices announced by Asus at its IFA 2013 press conference. We have rounded up the rest below. 

Asus Fonepad 7

The Nexus 7-lookalike has been updated to include new dual front speakers powered by SonicMaster audio technology and will be powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 processor. That aside, the Android 4.2 tablet has the same 1,280 x 800 resolution display as the new Nexus 7. Once again there’s 3G support so you can make calls.

Asus MeMo Pad HD 8

Following the MeMo Pad HD 7 and MeMo Pad HD 10, Asus has now added an 8-inch alternative to its budget-friendly Android tablet range. Packing a 1,280 x 800 resolution display, the 8-inch MeMo Pad HD 8 comes with a 5-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.

Asus Transformer Book T300

Falling under the ‘We Transform’ banner, the laptop hybrid runs on Windows 8 and can work as a 13.3-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display. With a fourth generation Intel processor on board, the 9mm thick T300 features USB 3.0, micro-HDMI ports and comes with a 720p HD front-facing camera and 1080p Full HD main snapper.

Asus Transformer Book Trio

A laptop, desktop and tablet in one, the Trio is an all-in-one device. Letting you switch between Windows 8 and Android, the Trio features a 11.6-inch display and supports 10-point capacitive control in either OS modes.

Standout specs include an Intel Atom dual-core processor with 64GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0 when in PC mode and Bluetooth 3.0 in tablet mode. In terms of battery, you can expect up to 13 hours running Android and five hours Windows 8.

There’s no news on release dates or prices currently for any of the above devices. We do know that the MeMo HD 8 will launch before the end of the year.

Which of the Asus products announced at IFA 2013 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below.

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