Asus' Padfone series has its own fan following. The product series is aimed at the same sort of users as the original Padfone - those who are not willing to compromise on the design part.
At last Asus has launched its much delayed PadFone mini PF400CG in India. Originally showcased at the CES 2014, Asus has finally able to release the device in the country at a price of Rs. 15,999.
Basically, the Padfone mini is a two-in-one device that comes with a 4-inch smartphone that holds into the rear-back of a 7-inch tablet. The basic idea of using such device is that you can switch between and big and small display as and when you need to.
Asus PadFone mini PF400CG has a smaller smartphone, measuring 4-inches. The resolution isn't top notch any more, now offers 800 x 480 pixels. However, the tablet dock remains same at 7-inches with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Meanwhile, the biggest difference between the two existing Padfone Mini models is the fitted processor. The one launched in India comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and microSD card support (up to 64GB).
The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the company promises to update the deviice to Android 4.4. KitKat. Moreover, you'll get to see Asus' Zen UI layer on top of Android mobile OS.
Other specifications include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter, among others. The device also has two batteries, the smartphone's is 1170mAh, while the tablet has a 2100mAh battery that can be used to charge the phone on the go.
However, it is yet to be seen how well the Indian consumers respond to the Padfone mini's unconventional and bold design.
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