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Asus PadFone family updated with PadFone mini; Priced at Rs 15,999
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Asus PadFone family updated with PadFone mini; Priced at Rs 15,999

Asus PadFone is an unusual product category. It’s a hybrid with the Phone and a tablet enjoying a symbiotic relationship. The PadFone series has a Smartphone that can be docked upon a tablet, sharing the resources.

The PadFone Mini was originally launched earlier this year at CES 2014 but makes the debut in India now at the fag end of the year. The dual-SIM Mini features a  4-inch WVGA (480×800-pixel) IPS+ display, that can be docked on tablet  that comes with a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800-pixel) IPS+ display. The PadFone mini is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor and 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM and 8GB of internal storage with an option for external memory card.

The Mini runs on Android Jelly Bean but the company states it will get a KitKat treatment. The  Android though is given Asus own ‘Zen UI’ makeover which is also found in the company’s ZenFone series of Smartphone.

The camera specs includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with a  f/2.0 BSI lens from Sony with a five element lens set up and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The camera mode include HDR (High Dynamic Range), PanoSphere, Smart Remove and All Smiles along with burts shot modes. The smartphone gets a 1,170mAh non-removable battery while the tablet dock features an additional 2,100mAh non-removable polymer battery with a combined battery juice of 3,270mAh.

The 4-inch Smartphone is sleek and boasts a thickness of 6.3mm, while the tablet measures 11.2mm. The phone weighs in at 116 grams, while the tablet dock weighs 260 grams with a combined weight of 376gms. The PadFone mini will be available in Black, Blue, Red, White and Yellow.

Asus PadFone Mini specifications

Phone: 4″ 800*480 IPS+ Panel
Pad: 7” 1280*800 IPS+ Panel
CPU Intel Atom Z2560 (1.6 GHz)
Storage 8G EMMC (Up to 64GB Micro SD Support)
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT BT 4.0
Camera Front: 2M
Rear: 8M with Auto Focus
OS Android Jelly Bean 4.3 (Upgradable to Android KitKat 4.4)
Warranty 1 Year India
Connectivity 3G Embedded/ Voice Calling
Sensor G-sensor/ E-compass/ Proximity Sensor
Battery Phone: 1170 mAh Lithium
Pad: 2100 mAh Lithium
I/O Port Micro SIM/ Micro SD/ Micro USB
Unique Features    2-in-1 Phone + Tablet Design; Dual SIM support
Weight Phone: 116 g
Pad: 260 g
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