Thursday, October 9, 2014

Asus Padfone S goes on sale in Malaysia - costs $275 for the phone part

Launching products on time has never been a strong point for ASUS . The company ,which is famous for making motherboards , ROG laptops and budget tablets started to design some out of the box devices but rarely do we get to see them , the Asus Padfone , which is basically a Phone that can be docked into a tablet has gone through 3 generations and the Padfone S is considered to be Asus' flagship phone for this season . The Padfone S was anounced earlier this year and was officially available in selected markets for some time . The phone part of the Padfone features a Snapdragon 801 chipset , a 1080p display and a 13 mp camera which means that you would expect to pay a pretty penny for this , but as it turns out , the Padfone S (Phone part ) is set for $275 which makes it a bargain of the century , the specs on board rival many other smartphones such as the One M8 and the GS5 and Xperia Z2 which cost more than the Padfone S + the optional tablet part put together . The tablet dock , which also has a 10" 1080p display acts as a large secondary screen to the phone when docked and its internal battery charges the phone if the battery is low , the tablet part costs just $152 and the combined price is said to be $427 (RM1398) .

Display -5.0" 1920x1080p resolution 441ppi  IPS panel (Padfone S phone)
             - 9" 1920x1080p resolution  display (Padfone S tablet part "Padfone Station")

OS - Android 4.4.2

Design - Tablet+ Smartphone hybrid - 250.4 x 172.3 x 11.6 mm , 514 grams (Tablet)
143.4 x 72.5 x 10 mm ,150g (Smartphone)

Connectivity - Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,WIFI Direct,WIFI hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 ,NFC , GPS + GLONASS ,MicroUSB 2.0 slimport,USB Host

Processor - 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 801 (8974AB) Quadcore Cortex A15 processor (Phone provides power to tablet when docked )

GPU -Adreno 330

Ram - 2GB

Storage - 16GB onboard storage + MicroSD card expansion upto 64GB

Camera(s) - 13 MP with 4K recording , 1080p@30fps , 720p@60fps + Rear LED flash (camera serves as main camera for tablet when docked)
2 MP front facing camera ,1080p (Phone)
2mp front facing camera ,720p (Tablet)

Battery -

2300 mAh non removable (Phone)

7700 mAh non removable (Tablet)

Other - Titanium Black, Platinum White, Dark Ruby

Price - $275 Padfone S phone , $152 Padfone S optional docking tablet , $427 combo price 

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - GSMArena

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