AT&T sure took its time teasing and hyping the Asus PadFone X, even after the 2-in-1 gadget officially broke cover at CES, but today, at long last, we know exactly what we’re dealing with hardware-wise.
For the record, yes, some of the hybrid’s specs and features were uncovered a long time ago. But not all of them. Advertised as a phone-tablet “dynamic duo” by the second biggest mobile carrier stateside, the PadFone X combines a 5-inch 1,080p handheld and 9-inch 1,920 x 1,200 pix res slate into one versatile, sleek gizmo.
When used as a conventional phone, the thing comes with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip in tow, as well as 2 GB RAM, 16 GB built-in storage, microSD support, a 13 MP “Pixel Master” primary camera, and 2 MP secondary shooter.
It also packs a 2,300 mAh battery, which is a little on the disappointing side of things, as the smartphone tips the scales at 150 grams, measuring close to 10 mm in thickness. On the bright side, once you jam it inside the “PadFone Station”, the juicer grows by 4,990 mAh to a comfortable grand total of 7,290.
Otherwise, the tablet part of the ensemble makes use of the handheld’s internals, which is enough to probably put it in the upper mid-range tier of today’s slate décor. Oh, by the way, Android 4.4 KitKat is in charge of the system’s software smoothness in both phone and pad mode.
Still no words on pricing and availability from AT&T, the exclusive distribution partner of Asus on American shores, however odds are April will finally see the PadFone X go up on store shelves. Anyone buying? How much are you willing to spend?
Via [AT&T Blog]