At the beginning of this year, Asus launched a new line of Asus Ultrabooks, slim and smart laptops that are quite amazing. Today, we’ve got some more Asus news: the Asus PadFone X Mini is coming to the U.S. and it might shock a few people. Why? Because it’s a device that is both a smartphone and a tablet, without being a phablet. You put the smartphone inside a docking with a screen and it becomes a tablet!
Asus PadFone X Mini
The Asus PadFone X Mini may not impress with its tech specs, but it’s not meant to do that. What’s special about the smartphone is the docking station which comes with it and which transforms the phone into a tablet with a better display quality. The Asus PadFone X Mini has a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 853×480 pixels and once you slide it into the docking station, you get a tablet with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Now, that’s impressive! The docking station also comes with its own 2,200mAh battery, while the smartphone has a 2,060mAh one.
Asus PadFone X Mini Tech Specs
As mention earlier, the smartphone doesn’t impress, but that’s not to say that it’s a bad phone. Not at all! The LTE capable smartphone features a dual-core 1.6 Intel Atom processor, 8GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM, a 5MP back camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and it costs $199,99 contract-free on the GoPhone prepaid plans of AT&T.
The Asus PadFone X Mini will be available starting with October 24. Are you interested in getting one? How do you find this smartphone/tablet mix? Drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us about it!