ASUS unveils PadFone mini PF400CG

ASUS today announced PadFone mini, a beautiful 4-inch smartphone that transforms into an 7-inch tablet. The device is priced at Rs 15,999.

The device supports dual SIMs. Both the 4-inch (800 x 480-pixel) and 7-inch (1280 x 800-pixel) displays use IPS+ (in-plane switching) technology for fantastically clear and sharp images.

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It is powered by a  Intel Atom Z2560 processor coupled with 1GB LPDDR2.

PadFone mini’s main camera couples an 8MP Sony BSI sensor with exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology to capture digital photographs.

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The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat. It also has G-sensor, E-compass and Proximity Sensor.

The internal storage capacity of the device is 8GB which expandable to 64GB via microSD card.

Key specs:

  • 4″ 800*480 IPS+ Panel / 7” 1280*800 IPS+ Panel display
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.3 (Upgradable to Android KitKat 4.4)
  • 3G Embedded/ Voice Calling
  • G-sensor/ E-compass/ Proximity Sensor
  • 1170 mAh Lithium phone battery
  • 2100 mAh Lithium pad battery
  • 2-in-1 Phone + Tablet Design
  • Dual SIM

Recently ASUS, Intel and AT&T have joined hands to launch the PadFone X Mini in the U.S. market. The device is available exclusively on AT&T, country’s reliable 4G LTE network with no annual contract for $199.99.

The PadFone X mini will be available in select national retailers in October and in all AT&T retail stores that offer GoPhone on Oct. 24.

“The PadFone X mini is a powerful device with great features from ASUS and Intel – and all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president.

The PadFone X mini is the first smartphone for the U.S. market powered by an Intel application processor and an Intel LTE solution.

Some additional features include automatic charging with up to 28.3 hours of battery life when the phone is docked into the station, and up to 15.8 hours of battery life on a single charge when used in the smartphone mode.

“Intel, ASUS and AT&T have proven to be a powerful trio to deliver a fast and easy-to-use phone for on-the-go multi-taskers.” said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile Communication Group.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

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