ASUS announces ASUS PadFone Mini

ASUS PadFone miniASUS today unveiled the latest in its PadFone line of Android smartphones that can convert into a tablet. The ASUS PadFone Mini is a smaller counterpart to the already available PadFone Infinity. The concept behind the PadFone remains unchanged though. The PadFone smartphone transforms into a tablet when docked into its tablet-like dock to give the user access to a larger and better resolution display.

ASUS PadFone Mini specifications

  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity:
  • Other connectivity: GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (540×960/256PPI) Super IPS
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions: 129.3 × 65.6 × 8.9 millimeters
  • Weight: 105 grams
  • Colours: Black, White and Cherry
  • Other: Dual micro-SIM

As with many other Mini devices, a number of key specifications have been downgraded from those of the Padfone Infinity. For example, its larger sibling features a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a Full HD display. It has retained the Hi-Light camera mode which allows it to combine four sensors to simulate a larger one for low light situations.

The PadFone Mini Station dock comes with a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800/216PPI) display, an additional 2,200mAh battery. It adds 310 grams of weight for a total of 415 grams when combined.

The ASUS PadFone Mini will launch in a number of Asian countries as well as Asia. In Taiwan, it will sell for NT$11,990 (about CA$430) for both the phone and docking tablet.

Source : Engadget