Image of Asus Padfone mini leaks
Last year's full-sized version of the Padfone, the Asus Padfone Infinity, featured a handset with a 5 inch screen and a tablet that offered a 10.1 inch panel. The Padfone Infinity is well spec'd as that screen offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 with a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 found under the hood. The Asus Padfone mini is expected to have a 4.3 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960, and there is speculation that it will be driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.
We should find out everything you want to know about this device on Tuesday, including where the Asus Padfone mini will end up. Asia and Europe are the early favorites.
source: @evleaks via Phandroid
1. imMature (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
sweet! wish it has the same internal hardware as the flagship :/
5. renz4 (Posts: 251; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
we can hope but the speculated spec is using snapdragon 400 as mention above. anyway would like to know the price for this device
2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1498; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Nice! If the price is reasonable, this is quite actractive.
3. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
COME ON ASUS! LETS HAVE A U.S. RELEASE ON THESE ALREADY!!!!
Can you imagine the response that there would be if Google used these designs (the Padfone Infinity or the Mini) with top of the line hardware for the next Nexus or Asus made GPE editions of these? I would have to buy one if they did.
4. electrophage (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Almost dont know why Phonearena wastes time giving info on these off brand phones and devices. If its not Samsung, Apple, HTC, or the occasional ZTE or Huawei pre-paid import, we in the USA get no choice, unless you want to buy a grey market device and hope for the best.
7. hawkeye7 (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
You think USA is the only country on earth?
8. 777light777 (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
Because Asus is going to be launching phones and tabs in the US next year on carriers, and because the Padfone is freaking awsome! (Asus is by no means off brand lol) ;)
6. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Make 4.5" / 10.1" combo. Small phone with a big tablet.
10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Or they could also do a 4.5" phone with docks of varying sizes/prices like an 8.0", 10.1" or 12.0". Start the price of the phone at say $400 for 16GB or $450 for 32GB off contract by its self. Make the docks $150 for the 8.0, $225 for the 10.1 or $300 for the 12.0. I thank that it would be great. That's just my opinion though.
9. Troysyx (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Boy oh boy!! I can't wait to really want this and almost get it like I did with the padrone infinity, and then realize I can't because it doesn't have the necessary bands I would need!!!! I was willing to spend almost $1000 dollars on the infinity but bought something else instead because it couldn't work on t-mobile. Could have had my money Asus
11. dtwhsieh (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Some people think the Padfone and the Padfone Station Dock combo is expensive. They are making the wrong comparison. They are comparing the price of purchasing the Padfone and the Padfone Station Dock combo versus the price of purchasing a smartphone and a WiFi tablet. We should compare the price of purchasing the Padfone + the smartphone data plan + the Padfone Station Dock versus the price of purchasing a smartphone + the smartphone data plan + 3G/4G tablet + the tablet data plan. When you are making the right comparison, you will appreciate the value of Padfone requiring only one data plan for both the smartphone and the tablet. If the new Padfone Infinity comes to the US, I will seriously consider getting one.
12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1766; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Depends where you're talking about. If this ever gets a US release, Verizon & AT&T will make sure to charge them as 2 separate devices. No way will they lose an opportunity to double dip on billing.
13. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
While I somewhat agree, I don't see how they could especially with VZW's with share everything plans and all. More likely they would just forgo carrying it at all. I believe that is why Padfones have not appeared in the US market yet.