Asus appears to have a lot of faith in their PadFone tablet + smartphone combos, since the three PadFone’s destined for release in 2014 didn’t seem many enough.
(UPDATED, March: Asus PadFone E was released in March.)
So now Asus have announced the latest Asus PadFone E, the fourth new PadFone for launch in 2014. This combo consists of a 10.1-inch tablet and a 4.7-inch smartphone, both packing Android, like all other PadFones.
To begin with the smartphone, it has specs like a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.4GHz, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 3G and 2G connectivity, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super IPS display, a 1820 mAh battery, and weighs 126 gram.
The 10.1-inch tablet, or PadFone E “Station” o “Pad” in official terms, have an almost identical resolution, at 1280 x 800 pixels, no word on the processor though. But at least we know it has a 5000mAh battery and weighs 526 gram, in addition to having all the sensors and features you expect from a proper tablet computer.
As for cameras, there are three cameras here. On the PadFone there’s a 1.2MP 2.4f front camera, and a whopping 13MP 2.4f rear camera. The Pad has to make do with a 1MP front camera.
Release plans outside of Asia has not been announced yet. But a few of the PadFone’s will be officially launched in the US this year, so if you want the PadFone E in particular, then you could take to Facebook or Twitter and ask Asus to bring it here ASAP.
– Tom Bowen