Asus has announced the PadFone mini in the Indian market for a pricing of Rs 15,999. Going by a teaser put up by the e-commerce giant Flipkart, the device should be available for sale soon via the retailer.
Elaborating on its specifications, the Asus PadFone mini features a 4 inch IPS+ display with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. When docked to the PadFone station, the device will transform into a tablet with a 7 inch IPS+ display with HD 1280×720 pixel resolution.
Under its hood, the Asus offering is equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 processor that is teamed up with PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM. The storage requirements of the users are handled by 8 GB of native storage support that can be extended externally by another 64 GB using a micro SD card.
In terms of imaging capabilities, the PadFone mini features an 8 MP primary camera accompanied with LED flash and a 2 MP front facer for seflies and video conferencing. The dual SIM device also packs connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with aGPS. There is a 1,170 mAb battery in the PadFone mini and a 2,100 mAh battery in the PadFone station.
Regarding the launch, Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India, said, “Today’s introduction of PadFone Mini marks further extension of the PadFone series which expands our users’ world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the bringing incredible. We are assertive that PadFone Mini will touch customers’ heart and take us a step ahead to deliver what our brand promises.”
|Asus PadFone mini
|4 inch, WVGA/ 7 inch, HD
|1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560
|8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
|Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat
|8 MP/ 2 MP
|1,170 mAh/ 2,100 mAh