AT&T confirms Asus PadFone X specs, no word on release date

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AT&T has officially announced the specs of the Asus PadFone X that they plan on offering eventually. Unfortunately, they didn’t give us any details in the way of pricing or a release date, but at least we know AT&T hasn’t forgotten about the device with the launches of some other high end devices coming up.

The PadFone X will feature a 5 inch, 1080p display, and the docking tablet will sport a 9 inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. The internals of the device are very capable, with a Snapdragon 800 CPU on board, as well as 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, an SD card slot, and Android 4.4 on board. If you’re chasing the latest and greatest, this phone won’t fit the bill, but it’s shaping up to be a very powerful device nonetheless.

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Android and ZenUI software upgrades announced for ASUS Padfone 2 and Padfone Infinity

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Today ASUS announced that they are preparing Android 4.4 updates for the Padfone 2, and both the old and new Padfone Infinity‘s. For the Padfone 2 and the old Padfone Infinity, this update will arrive by the end of Q2 this year. The new Padfone Inifinity will get the update during Q3. Not only that, but with the upgrades will come updates to Asus’ ZenUI, the new user interface that ASUS has developed for its mobile devices.

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Asus officially announces the PadFone Infinity Lite

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Asus has officially announced the PadFone Infinity Lite, featuring a Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 1080p 5-inch screen. It’s basically the PadFone Infinity with a slightly slower processor and a cheaper price price tag. Since it’s a PadFone, you do still get the option of docking the phone into the larger tablet dock that features a 10 inch 1080p screen, plus an extra 5,000 mAh battery.

Asus expects to release this device in March for roughly $463, and they’re offering the tablet dock for $230. It’ll initially be available in Taiwan, with no word on an international release.

There’s no denying that Asus likes their docking smartphone design, and I personally think it’s pretty cool in concept, but I’m not sure releasing barely-different models of the same device at multiple price points is the best way to gain market share.

source: Phone Arena

Hands on with the ASUS PadFone Mini at CES 2014

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At their CES 2014 keynote, ASUS announced the PadFone Mini. The device packs a 4-inch smartphone inside of a 7-inch tablet. A dual-core Intel Atom processor powers the PadFone Mini and it ships with Android 4.3 covered by their ZenUI skin. We were able to get some hands on time after the keynote to play with this interesting combo.

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ASUS announces smaller $249 PadFone Mini smartphone/tablet combo

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asus-padfone-mini-cesASUS has had a big day at its CES event today. Besides the PadFone X that they released, the PadFone Mini is also coming to the US for $249. It’s a smaller 4-inch smartphone and 7-inch tablet combo with a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom Z2560 chip, 8GB of storage and an 800 x 480 display. Asus’s new ZenUI interface will run on top of Android 4.3

Asus hasn’t announced exactly when we’ll see this Intel-powered PadFone, and how much it will run for when it is released, but we will  be sure to keep you updated.

Check out the full press release after the break.

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AT&T announces the ASUS Padfone X in the US

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You may have been following the release of ASUS’ Padfones and seen them appear in benchmarks, and you may have been disappointed that it seemed like they might not make it to the US. Well my friends, all that has just changed at the AT&T developers summit at CES 2014, with the announcement of the new Padfone X. In fact, it seems that for now at least, the Padfone X will only be available in the US! Hit the break to find out more and read the press release!

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Samsung may release PadFone type device in 2014

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Samsung may have an interesting device to unveil in 2014 if some early benchmarks turn out to be true. A Samsung device with the model SM-G900F passed through an AnTuTu benchmark, with one benchmark showing a 1080p screen and a GFX benchmark showing a 2k screen. Normally, devices only have one screen resolution, unless we’re talking about something similar to Asus’s PadFone design. The phone would have the lower resolution screen and the tablet would have the higher resolution screen. Samsung recently filed for a patent for a smartphone device that docks into a bigger tablet, called the Samsung Hit, so this could very well be the form factor they are interested in pursuing in 2014.

At this point, it’s tough to say exactly what Samsung is going to show off next year, but hopefully we’ll get a taste at CES in January.

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ASUS PadFone X seen in benchmark, may be released soon

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While the PadFone Infinity is set to be released in the US sometime in the near future and the new PadFone mini was just announced last week, it seems there’s a new PadFone being released by ASUS soon as well. It’s called the PadFone X, and it was recently spotted in AnTuTu’s benchmark database.

The PadFone X is supposedly the successor to the PadFone 2 which was released last year, and there are a number of things that we can tell from its appearance in the database. First of all, it will be running Android 4.4 and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Not only that, it also has a 1200 x 1920 screen resolution, thought the size of the screen remains unknown. Other details include a rear-facing camera of at least 5MP, 2Gb of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.

The device itself scored very high in the benchmark tests, but we still don’t know when it will be released. Will we see the PadFone X in the US? We certainly hope so!

Source: AnTuTu
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ASUS bringing PadFone to US in Q2 2014

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ASUS first introduced its PadFone back in 2011 at Computex, using Taiwan as a testbed, and selling over 10,000 PadFones a month between April and August. ASUS also launched the original PadFone Infinity there in May, and managed to sell between 200 and 300 devices daily between June and August.

After all this testing, an updated PadFone Infinity was released in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, UAE, and a large portion of Europe. Now it finally looks as though the PadFone will be making its way to the US.

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