Asus already planning a PadFone X successor

Asus already planning a PadFone X successor
AT&T started selling the Asus PadFone X in June, six months after the device was officially announced. According to Taiwanese website Focus Taiwan, sales of the PadFone X have been “pretty good” until now - thus, Asus and AT&T are already preparing a next-generation model. Reportedly, the info comes from Asus vice president Benson Lin.

While there are no details on the specs of the next-gen Asus PadFone X, the device will certainly be comprised of a smartphone and a tablet dock, just like the first (current) model.

At the moment, AT&T is selling the PadFone X (pictured on the left) for $199.99 on contract, or $549.99 off contract. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and includes a 5-inch 1080p smartphone and a 9-inch tablet dock. Other features: 13MP rear camera, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. The smartphone offers a 2,330 mAh battery, while the tablet dock has its own 4,990 mAh battery.

Earlier this week, Asus started selling a non-US version of the PadFone X in Taiwan, calling it PadFone S. This comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor, support for wireless charging, and a splash-proof coating. Perhaps the latest two features will make it to the next-gen PadFone X.

source: Focus Taiwan

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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

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9 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

yuckk,i hate that design

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

...but a great concept.

4. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Does anyone ever buy a padfone? I doubt it

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Has anyone used these padfone? I don't have the chance to use or hear much about it. How are they?

5. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I got it this last Monday, trying it out, so far really liking it. The earpiece on this thing is super loud!! If I keep it, I'm gonna get the keyboard dock.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's a good idea, but a little underdeveloped by Asus and hence before its time. I could see a fusion of Project Ara and the Padfone that might be very interesting, especially with some gamer modules that Asus is more than capable of making. The other issue with the Padfone concept is that Android isn't really a great multimodal (phone/tablet) OS. So these devices will always be kinda clunky and unpolished.

7. Furbal unregistered

Waiting for it to boot to chrome os when docked. Then I'll open my wallet for it...

8. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

IMO they're taking the fantastic padfone concept in the wrong direction. It started with 4.3" phone and 10.1" tablet, which was a really good proportion. But they have been increasing the size of the phone ever since, and even decreased the size of the tablet, which seems to be the opposite of who this niche is supposed to serve, overlapping with their fonepad. (and phablets in general). I think they should cap the screen size at 4.7" or 5", and tablet size minimally 10.1".

9. schwahalala

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Yeah, I have had one about 2 weeks. I will never go back to the Iphone or anyother smart phone. The speakers on it create hand free driving. The large typing area blows away the small smart phone platform. Two batteries. Give it 6 months and it will probably be the top selling phone. Biggest downside is no USB port to make it better.

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