ASUS is back to their concept of a smartphone that turn into tablet and shows signs that they will continue investing in this innovative and very different concept. The device, however, gained significant changes, particularly with regard to hardware and also the size of the gadget - whether it is "processed" in tablet or not. Adopting the nickname "mini", as stated above, the new PadFone brings much smaller dimensions than those seen in previously released gadgets. Now, you have a four-inch smartphone, and it gains three more inches when connected to the dock, turning into a tablet with a seven-inch display.
The concept, however, remains the same. So, you still have a smartphone that can normally be used as a portable phone and when connected to a kind of "dock", ends up turning into a tablet.
The gadget follows the same path of new handsets from ZenFone series, ie, it also has an Intel Atom processor under his carcass. The new custom interface from ASUS, ZenUI, is also present in PadFone mini. Check out some specs below.
PadFone Mini Specifications
- Screen: 4 inches to as smartphone and 7-inch as tablet when turned on
- Screen resolution: 480x800 pixels for smartphone and 1200x800 when transformed into tablet
- Operating System: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- Processor: Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core at 1.6 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: up to 64GB via micro SD card
- Battery: 3,270 mAh (when attached to the dock). Battery for "untransformed version" was not informed
- Rear Camera: 8 megapixels
- Price: $249