Slides reveal new ASUS Pad Fone mini and more

Slides reveal new ASUS Pad Fone mini and more
Slides presented at an ASUS presentation Friday in France have leaked out, offering an insight into what the company has scheduled for the future. One of the charts shows off the Google Nexus 7 (2013) which has already launched in the U.S. and is expected to continue its global journey with an August 28th release in the U.K.

Another slide mentions the previously unheard of ASUS PadFone mini. Even as smartphones get bigger, manufacturers continue to offer 'mini' versions of their most popular devices for those who get intimidated by large screens. In this case, it is unknown if the phone screen, the tablet screen, or both are reduced in size. Also of note is the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 8 which fills the gap between the company's 7 inch and 10 inch Android tablets and allows the OEM to compete with the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini.

ASUS also will be making a 5 inch smartphone, according to the slides. While no specs have been mentioned, the MeMoFone HD 5 will most likely offer a 720 x 1280 resolution on a 5 inch screen. Considering that ASUS uses the MeMo name for its more affordable tablets, the MeMoFone is certain to be a low-cost entry in the smartphone market. You might also note a couple of Transformer models listed. CEO Jonney Shih said last month that his company was going to offer something "revolutionary" for both the PadFone and Transformer line as it enters the U.S. smartphone market in 2014.

The slides show that ASUS expects to sell over 1 million units of its new smartphone line.


source: VR-Zone (translated) via UnwiredView

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