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.
It is powered by an Intel Atom processor and Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem. It sports a 4.5 inch display and transforms into a 7-inch tablet-like experience when docked into its companion docking station.
“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.
It has an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem and an Intel Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which supports four simultaneous application threads for smooth and seamless multitasking and responsive web browsing.
- 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.
- ASUS exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera for high-quality photos.
- ASUS DynamicDisplay technology that resizes apps for the different display sizes, as well as the ASUS ZenUI, an exclusive user interface for smart devices that includes features such as ASUS ZenUI What’s Next and Do It Later. These new features put users’ next task in front of them or allows them to mark items for follow-up.
- The Side Flip Cover and TriCover, a stylish and practical cover lined with microfiber with a tough polyurethane outer cover for the phone and docking station that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents in two different landscape orientations.
“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.