Today Asus announced their latest Transformer Book Trio in the Indian market that comes powered by both Windows and Android OS. While in Taipei, the company announced their new Padfone mini 4.3. The company had earlier announced that it could be announced this week. Moreover, @evleaks had already leaked the device last week.
The Padfone mini 4.3 follows quite similar mechanism from its bigger sibling when it comes to a process of docking the phone into a tablet. However, this time it is supposed to be vertically docked instead of side loading in the earlier PadFone.
After you dock the device in the station, it will power the dock and converts it into a tablet. However, the handset comes packed with a 4.3-inch qHD Super IPS display which offers a resolution of 960×540 pixels and pixel density of 256 ppi.
Powering the smartphone is a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor with Adreno 305 GPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
Photography aspect will be taken care of by 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and you can also use the 2MP front-facing camera for shooting selfies and video calls.
Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+ , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, aGPS and GLONASS.
The device houses 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB via micro SD card slot.
The PadFone mini 4.3 which measures 8.68mm thick and weighs 105 grams draws its energy from a 1500 mAh battery.
While there is a different specs for the docking tablet. It has a 7-inch Super IPS display which offers a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and and packs a 2200 mAh battery.. The docking station weighs 310 grams.
The Asus Padfone mini 4.3 comes in Black, White and Cherry Pink colors is priced at NT$ 11,990 in Taiwan. The price roughly translates to Rs. 24,870.
There is no word on whether the device will come to India a not but it is sure that it will go on sale in China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia soon.<center><iframe width="100%" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iEHxq4Hs-pM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center>