Asus shows off PadFone hybrid

Asus shows off PadFone hybrid
Back at the MWC event in February, Asus unveiled its "device-within-a-device," the PadFone.

Today, the company has put together a promotional video for the device, which shows off the impressive unit.



The PadFone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is powered by a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, has a 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD display, an 8MP rear shooter (featuring a 5-element f/2.2 lens) and a stylus that also works as a headset.

On the tablet side, there was not too much info except that it will have a 10.1-inch screen. Between the dock, phone and tablet (check the video) there will be over 14,000mAh of battery power leading to extremely long battery life of up to 102 hours. The device looks very, very intriguing, to say the least.

There was no word on price or availability.

Promo video:



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 May 2012 21:14
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  • 6 comments
  • defgod

    This is how Motorola should have done theirs.

    14.5.2012 22:34 #1

  • Mysttic

    Unless the netbook itself has its own hardware inside; if it's powered by the phone, then honestly it is Motorolla's device. Sleeker, sexier, with neat software and gizmo's, but still essentially the same.

    14.5.2012 23:43 #2

  • i1der

    102 hours????? is that a typo? Is that standby mode? I'm very confused

    15.5.2012 13:20 #3

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by i1der: 102 hours????? is that a typo? Is that standby mode? I'm very confused Check from 3:30 on in the video.

    15.5.2012 14:57 #4

  • harhumph

    Lame, I did a little research, and the tablet cannot be run independent of the phone, it is just a glorified screen. That being said, it makes the insane battery life more probable since the dock will technically be powering a phone and a monitor and not a full fledged tablet with internals. A step in the right direction but no quad core sucks and the phone has crappy resolution, always be mindful of qHD, it is a fancy way of saying crappy resolution...

    15.5.2012 15:49 #5

  • johnsonbrown220

    Asus's much anticipated PadFone Tablet was launched by the Taiwanese company during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It is now available in the US market for $860 or Rs 49,000 approximately. The release of PadFone was delayed due to the shortage in processor supply from Qualcomm. It is a hybrid device that includes Smartphone when placed inside the PadFone Station transforms into a 10.1 inch tablet with 5 times the battery capacity.

    for more info: http://gm.kochar.com

    20.6.2012 07:55 #6

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