Asus PadFone slides into a tablet screen with its slim body, 4.3" Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon S4 silicon

Asus PadFone slides into a tablet screen with its slim body, 4.3
ASUS lifted the veil over its long-awaited redesigned 9.2mm thin PadFone at the MWC, the one it teased with the Matroska dolls video a few days ago. 

Sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, Snapdragon S4 with the new Adreno 225 GPU, and 8MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture, as well as 16-64GB of internal storage plus microSD slot, it has what we would expect from a modern high-end.

Connectivity is taken care of 42Mbps HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and A-GPS, while a 1,520mAh battery unit is included as a juicer.

The Padfone can get inserted into an optional tablet frame, whose 10.1" screen then gets powered by the phone itself, and can extend your battery life significantly. 

There is another dock, which allows you to add a detachable keyboard accessory, like on the Transformer Pad series. This one also comes with a stylus that except for doodling can be used to receive your phone calls as well, considering that the phone is inserted in the mothership. 

The Asus PadFone will be available in unannounced markets in April, shipping with Android Ice Cream Sandwich from the onset, for a price of the phone and accessories yet unknown. We'll be uploading a hands-on with the device soon, so stay tuned.

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)



1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Asus Padfone! Ayt!

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung Super AMOLED is best in the World and a lot of companies using it only Apple is not using it.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If this comes to the US this is totally my next phone/tablet. In my opinion, ASUS is by far the most innovative handset maker in the market.

8. Matt34Bears

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Me too! My contract w/ AT&T expires in late August 2012, so I'm hoping for an August release on AT&T. Looking at the specs, one can see that it has HSPA+ radios in it, which would mean T-Mobile or AT&T. Based on popularity, I would think that they are going AT&T.

4. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Sad how small the battery is, but this thing may be my next phone.

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Padfone: windows 8 tablet + windows phone 8

6. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Thats exactly what i am hoping for. . . Is this combo going to come out as a windows8 tab/phone in Nov?

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

As insanely awesome as that would be, I think Microsoft is still going to keep WP 8 and Windows 8 as separate entities. I hope I'm wrong, because that would be the coolest thing to happen to Windows Phone yet. I'd like to see Nokia do it, though.

9. Matt34Bears

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It would be awesome if they had a universal windows 8 tablet dock(13.3in display?). Since there is less fragmentation in WP7, all they would need is a micro usb cable, and a pouch/holster on the tablet. Then you could also dock the windows 8 tablet in an adequately sized keyboard.

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