After a lot of rumours and leaks, Asus has finally unveiled its two new devices, PadFone Mini and PadFone X at the ongoing CES exhibition on Tuesday. According to the company, the PadFone Mini will be sold for a price of $249 and would be available somewhere in Q2 this year, while PadFone X will be released in U.S. by US telecom operator AT&T with unknown price tag.
The new Asus PadFone Mini is the 2nd PadFone Mini from the company after PadFone Mini 4.3, which was launched last month in Taiwan. It comes with 4-inch WVGA IPS+ display along with a 7-inch tablet dock packing 1280x800p IPS+ display. It packs 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front camera on-board. It is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat), and includes 1GB LPDDR2 RAM. The company is also looking forward to unveil its dual-SIM version in coming days.
Here are the full specifications of Asus PadFone Mini:
On the other hand, Asus PadFone X comes with 5-inch FHD display with 9-inch tablet dock, that too sport full HD resolution. Powered bby latest Android 4.4 KitKat, the new PadFone X includes LTE-Advanced support, NFC, VoLTE support and HD voice. Other details are unclear at this moment and are expected to be revealed closer to the actual availability.
“AT&T and ASUS share a passion for innovation and we are very excited to bring the ASUS PadFone X to the U.S market. Our technology is capable of instantly turning a premium smartphone into a tablet, giving consumer the ultimate experience on both devices. Together, we look forward to bringing more choices to consumers,” said Jonney Shih, chairman, ASUS.