We haven’t heard in a while from Asus and their Padfone smartphone-tablet docking station, as the company was probably busy with their Padfone line of smartphones. If you are one of those who like the smartphone-tablet hybrid concept, then you’ll be glad to hear that ASUS has taken it one step forward and we now have hardware specifications of the Asus Padfone X which have been apparently confirmed by American carrier AT&T in a recent blog post.
The PadFone X smartphone will have the following dimensions: 143.93 x 72.46 x 9.98 mm and will weigh 150 grams. As for the PadFone X Station, it will weigh 514g and will have these dimensions: : 250.4 x 172.25 x 11.63 mm. So, we can see that together, the hybrid will weigh 664 grams. The PadFone smartphone will have a 5 inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, while the PadFone Station will come with a 9 inch display and a 1920 x 1200 resolution.
It will run on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and will have a 2.3Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. On the imaging side, the PadFone will come with a 13MP camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing one. The PadFone Station will also have a 1MP front-facing camera, probably aimed at video calls. The device has a internal memory of 16GB (2GB RAM), expandable up to 64GB with the microSD slot.
Connectivity-wise, it has the latest WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard and Bluetooth 4, along with GPS/aGPS. The smartphone has a battery with a capacity of 2,300mAh and the station comes with more than double at 4,990mAh. The smartphone is the “brain” of this hybrid and that’s where the processor and most of the important innards are, as the station itself serves as a bigger screen and a great power source.
Asus Padfone X will also have LTE Advanced and will feature HD Voice. At the moment, availability and pricing are unknown, but it will probably with a price tag similar to the previous generations. Watch the video from below to have a look at the design story behind this smartphone-tablet concept.