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
16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
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.