Asus is no stranger to the tablet market, with the keyboard-hugging Transformer range, and more recently it teamed up with Google to deliver the rather wallet-friendly Nexus 7.
Now we’re hearing that Asus is beavering away on another 7in tablet, this time without Nexus branding.
That’s the story according to iAfrica, who’ve been speaking to a local Asus “company representative”.
We’re referring to the tablet as the ME-172V for now, in the absence of, like, a proper name.
Asus ME-172V specs include a 7in display (1024 x 600), VIA WM8950 processor, Mali 400 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and Android Jelly Bean (which of course could mean Android 4.1 or Android 4.2).
Other Asus ME-172V specs are said to include 8GB internal storage with – wait for it – a microSD slot (yay), 4270mAh battery, and a 1MP front-facing camera (no mention of the rear).
Asus ME-172V price is expected to weigh in at 2,000 South African rand, which translates to roughly £140. It sounds very much like the Asus ME-172V would sit below the Google Nexus 7, though it’s not clear at this stage where it’ll be released.