Asus has finally launched the much awaited Asus PadFone Mini in India. The PadFone Mini was available in other countries for quite a few months but it will now be available in India in the forthcoming days.
What’s in the PadFone Mini?
The main USP of this Asus smartphone is its hybrid nature. It can be used a smartphone and as a tablet as well. It comes with a tablet dock which when docked with the phone becomes a full-fledged Android tablet having a 7” IPS display having a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and powered up by a 2100 mAh Li-ion battery.
The phone runs on an Intel Atom Z2560 chip having 2 CPU ticking at 1.6 GHz each. It also has 1 GB RAM, 4” IPS display bearing 480×800 pixels, 8 MP rear wide-angle f/2.0 camera with AF and a 2 MP FF camera at the front. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.3 at the moment but Asus has already announced to update it to Android KitKat very soon. The phone packs a 1170 mAh battery taking the total battery power to 3270 mAh when docked with the tablet pad.
The phone weighs just 116g but the total weight goes up to 376g when the phone is docked into the pad.[accordion]
Asus PadFone Mini PF400CG Specifications
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What we feel…
This is really an interesting concept as it eliminates the need to carry 2 separate Android devices (phone and a tablet) while travelling.
Another important thing is that you don’t have keep auto-sync ON in both devices to be able to continue your work irrespective of which device you’re using. This not only saves a lot of battery but also provides you with a good camera at an impressive price.
Can you think of any Android tablet which has such a good camera at a price tag of Rs. 15,999?
This is a must buy for those who travel a lot and need a tablet for browsing the web and doing important work by docking in a keypad.
The Asus PadFone Mini will also make you look cool and tech-savvy in front of your friends.
What do you say? I would say that this is what I’ve been waiting for. A cheap and good Android tablet (with phone) at a great price.