Asus PadFone S is an international variant of the PadFone X, should be launched in July

Asus PadFone S is an international variant of the PadFone X, should be launched in July
Asus is getting ready to announce new products at Computex on June 2, and one of them might be the PadFone S. However, this isn’t a new device in the true sense of the word. It’s a non-US version of the Asus PadFone X, which was announced by AT&T back in January. Of course, as you may know, AT&T still hasn’t launched the PadFone X since then, despite the fact that it released several promo videos showing it.

The PadFone S seems to be identical to the PadFone X, thus comprising of a 5-inch, 1080p Android KitKat smartphone, and an 8.9-inch tablet dock (with a 1,200 x 1,920 pixel resolution). The smartphone features LTE, a 13MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,300 mAh battery. The tablet dock provides an extra 4,990 mAH battery, dual speakers, and its own 1MP front-facing camera.

Reportedly, the Asus PadFone S will be available in Taiwan (and possibly in other markets) starting July. We’ll see if AT&T launches its PadFone X by then.


source: Sogi.tw (translated)

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6 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Why not just stick to the infinity instead of making another new padfone with another new dock? Or was making the infinity too expensive and it was just a show piece, because this one looks a bit cheaper?

2. VTEChump

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Why would you make a bezel that big for the tablet?

3. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Wow, not only did they get the specs wrong (2300 mah + 1200x1920), they also don't mention the important parts about this setup... Wireless charging back cover (built in), waterproof "coating", removable back cover, and price "converted" around USD $660-700 for BOTH phone and tablet dock!

4. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Thanks for the info. Does make it more interesting.

5. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The bezel is OMG!

6. ohecticone

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

I can say that the bezel doesn't bother me I actually like it because I have a tendency to press the bottom corners of most larger devices screens with narrow bezels. Just some food for thought. It's does make the device a little bigger but not too bulky.

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