ASUS Tek has finally launched its tablet, the ASUS PadFone in the country. The Taiwanese company had unveiled the PadFone back in 2011 during Computex event but since then delayed the launch of the tablet in India due to several reasons.
The PadFone features a combination of two devices, one smartphone with a 10.9-cm (4.3 inch) display and a dock with a 25.6-cm (10.1-inch) display. The dock features a bigger display and a separate battery pack which will enhance the battery of the PadFone while in use.
The ASUS PadFone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The PadFone has a display with a 960×540 pixel resolution with multitouch capabilities. The device runs Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and an update to Jelly Bean operating system is expected soon.
The Padfone comes with an 8-megapixel camera, which is capable of recording HD videos and front VGA camera, for video callings. The PadFone features 1 GB of RAM along with 16 GB/32 GB and 64 GB memory options memory and the usual connectivity options including 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The package also comes with a dockable full-size keypad like the one featured on the ASUS Transformer.
The PadFone Station has a 1280×800 pixel display which can be used with the supplied stylus for extended functionality, something like the Galaxy Note.
There is a 1.3-megapixel front and 2-megapixel rear camera available for the PadFone station as well. The PadFone station includes a 6,600 mAh battery that also charges the phone while it is docked.
The Padfone, is fully compatible with the accessories of the ASUS Transformer Prime, which sounds like a sensible thing to do.