Asus PadFone

Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2012, the Asus Padfone blurs the line between phone and tablet. The phone can dock and power a tablet accessory (which is essentially a 10-inch screen and battery), switching from the phone version of Android 4.0 to the tablet version.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 20, 2012

What You Need To Know

  • The phone alone costs NT$17,990 (around $610 US), and depending on the bundle you buy the PadFone package can cost up to about $980

Verge Review

Until I held it my hands, I almost didn't believe it was a real product. The Asus PadFone has been shown a number of different times over the last 12 months, and though it's finally available in Taiwan after a big reveal at Mobile World Congress, the bizarre transforming device remains a bit of a mystery here in the states. The PadFone is the evolution of the idea brought to market by the Motorola Atrix. Your phone acts as the hub for all your apps, all your files and data, and it plugs into...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .36 inches
Weight .28 pounds
Form factor Slab
Physical keypad Other
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Carriers Other
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 5.04 inches
Width 2.57 inches
Thickness .36 inches
Weight .28 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black / Copper / Silver
Physical keypad Other
Loudspeaker Yes
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Pixel arrangement RGBG (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 960 px
Resolution (X) 540 px
PPI 256
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Connectivity
Carriers Other
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100
Max WWAN downlink speed 21 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Processor
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Model MSM8260A
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2
GPU
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 225
Memory
RAM size 1 GB
Storage
Internal size 64 MB, 32 MB, 16 GB
External Yes
External type microSD
Front Camera
Resolution .3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA
Rear Camera
Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Software
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0
Interface
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, Micro HDMI
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 1520 mAh
Benchmarks
Quadrant 5029
Vellamo 2338
GLBenchmark 720p 56 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 28 FPS
AnTuTu 6587
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