Asus Padfone launched at MWC 2012

Is it a plane? Is it a tablet? Is it a smartphone? Well sadly it's not a plane, but with a 10.1 inch tablet dock as a sidekick the PadFone is more than just a phone

Asus have unveiled their latest creation the Asus PadFone smartphone and tablet dock sidekick which when merged with the PadFone will give you a fully functional 10.1-inch tablet.

Unveiled last year as a concept the PadFone intrigued us by offering the first genuinely usable combination of a powerful smartphone with a tablet dock that would use the smartphone's hardware.

 

Asus PadFone Specs:

Let's start with the PadFone itself. Running the brand-new Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor the PadFone is one zippy smartphone, and with 1GB of RAM as well it'll be able to handle serious multi-tasking.

Endowed with a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super-AMOLED qHD screen the PadFone will come running Android Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box.

There's a Fuji 8MP lens on the back for high-quality photographs while on the front there's a 1.3MP camera for all your Face Unlock and Skyping needs.

Asus PadFone Features:

Of course there's only one feature that anyone's really interested in and that's of course the optional tablet docking station that can be bought for the PadFone.

With a 10.1-inch 1920x1280 Gorilla Glass screen the Asus PadFone Station uses the 8MP snapper on the PadFone for rear-shooting while on the front there's a separate 1.3MP camera for video-calling.

Once you've docked the PadFone with the Station you'll get up to five hours extra battery life over the PadFone and with Asus Dynamic Display technology the phone's screen is seamlessly transferred into tablet mode.

Asus PadFone Release Date:

The PadFone will be heading to the UK in April however there's no word on official pricing yet, check out T3's Asus PadFone Hands-on Review.

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