Sometimes big things come in small(er) packages. A phone is smaller than a tablet, but does many of the same things. And a Asus Padfone mini is smaller than a Padfone… and now we have a good idea of what it will look like when Asus launches the phone/tablet hybrid next week.

A Padfone is an Android smartphone designed to work with a tablet dock, giving you a larger screen and battery when you want it, and a pcoket-sized phone when you don’t. Earlier models featured 10 inch tablet stations and 5 inch phones.

Now @evleaks has posted the first images of the upcoming Padfone mini.

Asus Padfone mini

As expected, it looks like the Padfone mini won’t just have a smaller phone — it’ll also have a smaller tablet. The handset has a 4.3 inch display, while the docking station appears to be about 7 inches.

You’ll be able to slide the phone into a slot on the back of the tablet when you want to use a larger screen. But the phone is the heart of the system, featuring the processor, memory, storage, and even camera.

The Padfone mini is expected to feature a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later software, and the phone may have a 960 x 540 pixel display, although there’s no word on what the tablet’s display resolution will be.

padfone mini_02

via Engadget



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2 replies on “This is what the Asus Padfone mini looks like (phone/tablet hybrid)”

  1. This is an idea that is rapidly becoming a niche due to larger “phablets” filling the phone/tablet gap and the relentless foot dragging that seems to go with this design keeping it just BEHIND the current specs.
    I gave up on waiting for this turkey to fly a while back and I’m glad to see I made the right decision.

  2. Guessing on the specs of the phone, I suppose the tablet display would be either 1024*600 or 1200*800

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