Asus has announced the Asus Padfone Mini, a smartphone with a 7-inch tablet dock. This is one of the company’s unique designs and a smaller version of the Asus Padfone Infinity, a 5-inch smartphone with a 10.1 inch tablet dock. These tablets won’t work without its smartphone sibling. You have to volt in the smartphone into the tablet.
Asus Padfone Mini specs:
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
- Phone: 4.3 inch Super IPS qHD LCD display (960 x 540 pixels) 256 ppi
- Tablet: 7-inch Super IPS LCD display (1280 x 800 pixels)
- 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 3G/HSDPA, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 1,500 mAh battery + 2,200 mah battery from the tablet
- Android 4.3 Jellybean
The price is said to be around P18,000 to P19,000 and it will be available initially in China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. It will come in three colors – pink, white and black. No word yet if Asus Philippines will bring this locally.