Asus has new devices planned for Computex 2014 and amongst them is the PadFone S which is basically a variant of the PadFone X for the international market. The latter device went official for AT&T earlier this year and for some unknown reason, the phone-cum-tablet is yet to be released by the carrier.
The upcoming one was recently leaked in Taiwan by Chinese website Sogi, reports Phone Arena. The source has managed to provide detail images and specs of the device along with a possible launch and price. Where design and hardware are concerned, the PadFone S looks to be no different from the X variant. The phone has a 5-inch 1080p FHD display along with a 2MP camera on the front. On the rear, there’s a 13MP sensor and an LED flash while the sides feature a brushed metal frame.
Let’s take a peek on the inside – The phone has a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset accompanied by 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB of storage. The handset also sports a 2300mAh battery along with NFC and 4G LTE connectivity as well as wireless charging. Coming to the PadFone Station dock, it flaunts an 8.9-inch design with a 1920 x 1200p display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, a 1MP webcam and a 4990mAh battery.
The Asus PadFone S is expected to go official next month during the Computex 2014 expo and it will go on sale first in Taiwan for NT $20,000 that amounts to around $664 which is way cheaper compared to its predecessors.