The Asus Padfone Mini is an excellent combo, comprising of a 4-inch smartphone and a 7-inch tablet, giving its users a unique choice to veer between big and small displays.
Asus unveiled an intriguing two-in-one device for its admirers at the CES 2014. The Asus Padfone Mini is an excellent combo, comprising of a 4-inch smartphone and a 7-inch tablet, giving its users a unique choice to veer between big and small displays. The industry veterans look satisfied with the hands-on experience of this gadget they received at the electronics show.
Features & Specifications:
Asus is already selling a 4.3-inch PadFone mini. The new 4-inch device incorporates all the pros of its predecessor and does away with the cons. The major difference between the two is the processor they use. The old model runs on a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1GB RAM and the new one comes with a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor with four threads.
The new PadFone flaunts an 800×480-pixel resolution, as compared to the 960×540 qHD of the old one. However, the pixel resolution of the tablet remains unchanged at 1280×800 pixels. Both the models use IPS+ technology and the batteries of both the tablets charge the smartphone when the user anchors it on the tablet.
The other Asus PadFone Mini Specifications include Android 4.3 Jelly Beanwith the Asus’ ZenUI, Dual SIM, 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, 8GB of built-in storage expandable up to 64 GB, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and more.
This Asus PadFone Mini tablet cum smartphone, available in black, white, blue, red, & yellow colors, boasts of GPRS/EDGE,Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi-Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, 24-pin connector, and more.
Two of the other important features of Asus PadFone Mini include ‘What’s Next’ powered by Google which works as an organizer for the user and a Low-Light Mode, that increases light sensitivity by 400%.
The smartphone, powered by a 4.5Wh 1170mAh non-removable polymer battery and the tablet equipped with 8.3Wh 2100mAh non-removable polymer battery, come with a brand guarantee of Asus.
The Asus PadFone mini 2014 would cost around $249. However, we all look forward to the official announcement on the price and launch date of this device from the house of Asus.
With a tentative launch date in the second quarter of 2014, this hybrid is affordable, sleek, and comes loaded with contemporary features. With a decent overall functionality, this gadget undoubtedly seems enticing. However, we need to wait for a few months for the user review and to see how many of them would buy a tablet and a smartphone combo.