Looking a budget phone-tablet combo in India, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has launched its PadFone mini in the country. This hybrid device has been priced at INR 15,999 and will go on sale in the coming days.
For those of you unaware of the PadFone concept, it is essentially a smartphone, which comes with a tablet dock. The dock, as a standalone device, is worthless, but once you slide your PadFone smartphone in it, it becomes a full-fledged 3G Android tablet.
Coming back to today’s launch, the smartphone part of the Asus PadFone Mini features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 1170 mAh battery. The phone also packs 8GB of internal storage, Android 4.3, microSD card slot and dual-SIM support. On the imaging front, Asus has included 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front shooter on the phone. The tablet dock, on the other hand, comes with a 7-inch HD display and 2100 mAh battery. There is nothing else in the dock and it uses rest of the components from the phone, when it is docked inside.
“Today’s introduction of PadFone Mini marks further extension of the PadFone series which expands our users’ world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the bringing incredible. We are assertive that PadFone Mini will touch customers’ heart and take us a step ahead to deliver what our brand promises,” said Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India.
It will be available in Black and White colour options in the country.
Update: The Asus PadFone mini is now on sale at Flipkart.com.