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June 02, 2014

Asus PadFone S announced!

Asus announced today a new member of the PadFone family, the Asus PadFone S. The PadFone S is a 5-inch Kitkat device that sits inside an 8.9-inch full HD tablet.

The design is already familiar with the PadFone line, only this time the tablet form is smaller at just 8.9 inches.

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Asus PadFone S specs:
5-inch LED backlight Panel + IPS LCD @ 720×1280 pixels, 400 nits (phone)
8.9-inch IPS LCD @ 1080×1920 pixels (tablet)
Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core
Adreno 305 graphics

Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core
Adreno 330 Graphics
2GB RAM
16GB eMMC internal storage
LTE 150Mbps/50Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS with aGPS support
Android 4.4 Kitkat
150 grams (phone), 514 grams (tablet)

Asus did not mention the amount of RAM (we expect 1GB) on the phone as well as the battery capacity of the handset and the tablet. Asus also announced the PadFone E back in January which has almost the same specs as the PadFone S. It also supports PMA/Qi wireless charging and comes in either black or white color combinations.

No word on release date and suggested retail price but we will update once we get more details.

Update: It turns out the documents given to us earlier had a typo in it and the actual specs of the PadFone S included a Snapdragon 801 chip instead of the Snapdragon 400.

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