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

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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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posted on 27 May 2014, 13:52

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 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?

posted on 27 May 2014, 13:55

2. VTEChump (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 27 May 2014, 16:40 2

3. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 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!

posted on 28 May 2014, 03:11

4. Krjal (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)

Thanks for the info. Does make it more interesting.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 13:03

5. Andrewtst (Posts: 678; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

The bezel is OMG!

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 02:54

6. ohecticone (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 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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