AT&T teases the Asus PadFone X, still no word on its release date

It was back in January when AT&T announced it would sell the Asus PadFone X later this year. Since then, the carrier has been quiet about the new device. However, today AT&T took to Twitter to remind us that the “Asus PadFone X is a 5-inch FHD smartphone that transforms into a 9-inch FHD tablet”, and to ask “how would you use a larger screen?” The text is accompanied by the image seen above.

We can only assume that this means the new smartphone-tablet hybrid will be released in the near future. AT&T has yet to reveal how much it’s going to ask for the PadFone X. At the moment, the PadFone X page found at AT&T’s website only says that the device is “coming soon.”

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Asus PadFone X features LTE-A connectivity and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM-8974 processor. More details should be unveiled pretty soon. 

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PadFone X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Well, hurry up.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't know what is up with the 9 inch tablet, I don't know why they released a 10 incher with every other iteration of the 5 inch phone and then a 9 inch in NA...makes no sense.

3. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well.. to me it makes even less sense to pair a 5" phone, which IMO is too big... I would love to have a 4.5" phone transformed into an 8-9-10" tablet I don't care about the tablet size too much... but the point to me is to have a Portable phone and a Comfortable tablet...

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who thinks this way!

9. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, and by the way, I meant a 4.5" phone with High End specs... unlike the PadFone Mini which basically it has similar specs to the first PadFone. I am talking about a 2013 Infinity with a smaller phone body.

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I know I have been preaching this ever since phones have gone to the 5 inch plus range. Whats wrong with having a phone that is a decent size (in the 4.5 inch range) with flagship specs? I beleave that more people would be interested in that. With the size that phones are getting these days it wont be long before we are holding tablet sized phones up to our ears and to me thats just retarded!

4. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

At this point it seems like summer it will be released.

5. papss unregistered

I'd like to see this in person.. I do feel that 5' is too small

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wow, look at those bezels on the tablet. Those look bigger than the bezels on iPads before the iPad Mini/Air.

7. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Here comes the answer train WHOOOOO! 8O :D Release date: around the time for SD805 launch (hopefully)... Tablet bezels: front facing speakers (still smaller than a 10 inch)... No its not an SD800: they said (LATEST SNAP DRAGON)... Price: $399-499 on-contract, $800-1000 off (time will tell)... There u go. c:

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