The Asus PadFone mini that has been doing the rounds of the web for quite some time now, has gone official in Taiwan and as rumored, it is nothing but a slightly smaller version of the PadFone Infinity. It adopts the same design as all of the other PadFone gadgets, which means you can expect a smartphone that can be attached to a bigger screen to use it as a tablet.
The guys over at Engadget spotted the mini on the Chinese version of their website and have revealed that it will initially be introduced in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, besides Taiwan. But we are expecting it to go globetrotting and the company should launch the multitasking gadget in the US as well.
Its smartphone employs a touchscreen that offers a multi-touch real estate of 4.3 inches, whereas the accompanying tablet flaunts a 7-inch display. The former’s resolution is 960 x 540 pixels and the slate is said to be capable of rendering HD visuals in 1,280 x 800p resolution.
Furthermore, the Asus PadFone mini is based on the Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS and operates with the assistance of a quad core Snapdragon MSM8226 processor that can clock in a maximum speed of 1.4GHz. It contains 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory that is expandable using a microSD card. The smartphone has a 1500mAh battery, while the slate is fueled by a 2,200mAh power pack.
The Asus PadFone mini is priced at NT$ 11,990 (approx. $405) in Taiwan.
Key specifications of PadFone mini:
– 4.3-inch phone, 7-inch tablet
– Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS
– 1.4GHz quad core Snapdragon MSM8226 processor
– 1GB of RAM
– 16GB onboard memory
– 1500mAh and 2200mAh batteries