AT&T Asus PadFone X priced at $199 on contract, pre-orders start June 623
AT&T today finally revealed the price of its Asus PadFone X, and the fact that customers will be able to pre-order it starting June 6. While the carrier didn’t specify exactly when the device will be launched, it should happen sometime next month.
Initially announced back in January, the PadFone X combines a 5-inch smartphone with a PadFone Station (which is a tablet dock that has a 9-inch Full HD display). AT&T will sell the new PadFone X for $199.99 with a 2-year contract agreement. Alternatively, the smartphone-tablet hybrid will be available with AT&T Next plans ($22.92 per month with AT&T Next 18, or $29.80 per month with AT&T Next 12).
The 5-inch PadFone X smartphone features a 1080p display, LTE, a 13MP “PixelMaster” rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LowLight Mode, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. The 9-inch PadFone Station includes an extra battery that can be charged wirelessly. The whole package is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
AT&T will offer several accessories for the PadFone X, including a Folio Bundle set of protective cases, and a PadFone X Mobile Dock (which is “a custom-fit Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that transforms PadFone X into a notebook”).