Asus may be working on a new, smaller version of the Padfone. Instead of a 5 inch phone that slides into a 10 inch tablet dock, we could soon see a new 4 inch phone that becomes a 7 inch tablet with the help of a dock.

The Asus Padfone Mini was mentioned in industry reports and leaked product roadmap documents earlier this year. Now a new device called the Asos PadFone T00C has shown up at the GFXBench website, and the specs would seem to suggest we’re looking at at a smaller, cheaper version of the Asus Padfone.

Asus Padfone T00c
GFXBench

The new model appears to feature a 960 x 540 pixel display, a 1.4 GHz processor, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.

That’s about all we know for certain at the moment (we don’t even know if this is a product that’ll eventually go on sale, or just a device that Asus is testing internally). But the screen resolution suggests a phone with a 4 inch or smaller display, and the processor speed could suggest a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

While those specs would be a lot less impressive than the Snapdragon 800 processor and full HD screen you get with the Asus Padfone Infinity, they could make the Padfone Mini a more reasonable choice for folks looking for an affordable smartphone/tablet hybrid.

Asus doesn’t officially sell Padfone devices in the US yet, but a handful of retailers offer international models in the States — with prices around $700 for just the phone. The tablet station costs extra.

via The Droid Guy and Mobile Geeks

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3 replies on “Is the Asus Padfone Mini launch imminent?”

    1. +1
      Why would i want to turn my small phone into a small tablet?
      And please bring back the keyboard. Right now i’m building my own keyboard dock for padfone 2.
      This nerd here desperately wants to turn his phone into tablet, tablet into laptop

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