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February 27, 2012

Asus Padfone officially announced!

Asus’ re-entry to the smartphone market (after a failed partnership with Garmin) is highlighted by their flagship Android handset called the Asus Padfone, an ICS smartphone that transforms into a tablet.

First unveiled in Computex back in May 2011, the Asus Padfone is a combination of a tablet that’s powered by a detachable Android phone.

Asus didn’t have full specifications of the Padfone then.

Asus Padfone specs:
4.3″ Super AMOLED display @ 540×960 pixels
Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5GHz dual-core
Adreno 225 GPU
1GB RAM
16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
HSPA+ 42Mbps
8MP autofocus camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
1520mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The handset itself is also pretty thin at just 9.2mm. The Padfone comes with a 10.1-inch tablet which you an tuck inside (from the back) and turns the whole set up into one large ICS tablet.

The Padfone comes with only 1520mAh battery but states the tablet adds 5x more battery life to the handset. There’s also an optional keyboard dock which is sold separately (much like the Asus Transformer).

We expect Asus to release the Padfone this April but we’re not sure it that includes the Philippines.

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19 Responses to “Asus Padfone officially announced!”

  1. aedos says:

    works separately? or the tab works only when the phone is inserted?

  2. Neuee says:

    “the Asus Padfone is a combination of a tablet that’s powered by a detachable Android phone”

    it means the phone is the main hardware

    didn’t mention the stylus also doubles as a phone receiver :P

  3. JmBalicano
    Twitter: JMBalicano
    says:

    The tablet only works when the phone is docked inside it.

  4. Marc says:

    WOW! Very unique! Now this got me thinking if i should wait more months for this or just get Asus Prime when fresh stocks arrive.

  5. adfhjlkasdhfjkl says:

    now if they can do something like that once windows 8 is released, then I’m sold.

  6. Roegan Taron
    Twitter: rogsonline
    says:

    I smell a patent infringement comin’ up. That Padfone looks like an iPhone. A great looking iPhone too!

  7. roiji says:

    it also transforms into a laptop too!

    phone -> tablet -> laptop

    I can’t wait for Ubuntu for Android on this thing!

  8. iRonzkie says:

    Quad Core is better than this. I think i should wait for the next version like Asus Prime, though all i can is WOW!!!very Unique as usual.. Great Job Asus..You made me thinking twice to choose between you and MSi Gaming Laptop.. hahahaha! ^_^

  9. iRonzkie says:

    Quad Core is better than this. I think i should wait for the next version like Asus Prime, though all i can is WOW!!!very Unique as usual.. Great Job Asus..You made me thinking twice to choose BRAND between you and MSi Gaming Laptop.. hahahaha! ^_^

  10. noni says:

    well if you have done some googling. thepadfone processor the snapdragon s4 dual core beats the tegra 3 quad core. because the snapdragon s4 uses the new cpu architecture cortex A15 while the tegra 3 uses the old cpu architecture cortex A9. it does not translate more cores to being better.

  11. Marc says:

    And hows that translate into real world performance? Is the difference significant enough to be noticed? No synthetic benchmarks pls.tnx

  12. Donna says:

    Still no news for the release date here in the Phil? Thinking too much of getting the T.Prime or the PadFone. :)

  13. ZeKeR says:

    either it will be delayed here (I’m thinking by July or August) or not at all (Eee Slate, why?) in cases, but lets hope that it will come here. this thing is quite handy for those who have a little trouble reading the letters in the phone.

  14. Ernie says:

    do you have update on when it is comming?

  15. Pan Cit says:

    I emailed ASUSTek and their representative said that PadFone will not be released on Philippine market. :(

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