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AT&T's Asus PadFone X is "one step closer" to being launched

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AT&T's Asus PadFone X is "one step closer" to being launched

Although AT&T’s Asus PadFone X was announced in early January, there’s still no word on exactly when it’s going to be launched. However, AT&T today revealed that the new PadFone is “one step closer” to reaching potential customers - so it will probably not be long until the device finally becomes available.

AT&T says that the PadFone X is “one of the most innovative devices of the decade,” and some users will probably agree. Still, we must note that the X isn’t a unique product in Asus’ lineup, as the company has been selling similar PadFones around the world since 2012.

The PadFone X is a smartphone-tablet hybrid device that runs Android 4.4 KitKat and supports LTE-A networks. The smartphone features a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable internal memory. This 5-inch handset can be docked into a tablet called PadFone Station - which offers a 9-inch display with 1920 x 1200 pixels, a 1MP front-facing camera, and an extra 4,990 mAh battery that complements the 2,300 mAh battery of the smartphone.

We don’t know how much the PadFone X will cost at AT&T, but the carrier should provide more details soon. Meanwhile, you can watch the “Asus PadFone X Design Story” in the video below:

source: AT&T

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:44

1. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

This docking idea for the smartphone is such a good...I wonder why this isn't 'the' smartphone/tablet to get? Probably the pricing or the convenience?

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:04 2

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

It's not available yet; that's why.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:23 2

3. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

But man those bezels

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:25

4. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

It's going to launch in April...


Bezels < Front Facing Stereo Speakers

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:54 1

5. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

would love to get this, if it was $700 or less!

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 11:36

8. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

It will be less on contract ($399-499), but you have to remember that its a tablet dock AND a phone for that price. (Most likely $800-1,000 off contract)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:03

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 1930; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

That 2300mAh battery isn't saying much.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:35 1

7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

The only downside to this is price. I have the S3 and the Nexus 7 right now so to have the PadPhone X to do both is not only a good design, but also innovative. This may be far-fetched, but its almost like the original Galaxy Note.............a device that was created to think "outside the box" when it came to smartphones

If the price isnt reasonable, this idea will not take off

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 12:24

9. hitechredneck (Posts: 102; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Well just got a wonder is this going to be another flop like the sony ion? The S5 and the One(M8) have been released the S5 zoom due to be released on 4/29. This should have already been out by now.

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