MWC 2012: ASUS Details Padfone Specs, Crams A Snapdragon S4 Inside Your Phone, Inside Your Tablet
Posted by Eric Ravenscraft in ASUS, News, Padfone
ASUS has barely been able to contain its excitement for its Padfone device(s?). Finally, though, we get some more details about what the phone/tablet set will be packing. The former is sporting a a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (it's unclear what model at this time) and 1GB of RAM, underneath a 4.3" 960x540 Super AMOLED screen. Much like Motorola's line of lapdocks, the SoC of the phone will power the tablet while docked.
The tablet station has a 10.1" screen, a gratuitous 24.4Whr battery, and Micro USB and Micro HDMI connections. The tablet station will use the phone's 8MP rear camera, though it has its own front-facing camera for video chat. As if that wasn't enough, the tablet can also be docked into ASUS' now-iconic keyboard docks. The Padfone is not-so-subtly attempting to be the only device you'll ever need.
I'm sure there's an Inception joke in here somewhere.
Here's the full list of specs for the phone half of ASUS' Padfone:
WCDMA 900/2100MHzEDGE/GPS 850/900/1800/1900MHzHSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps (42Mbps Optional)Android 4.0 (ICS)Snapdragon S4 (dual-core Krait) with Adreno 225 GPU1GB LPDDR2 RAM + 16 - 64GB eMMC NAND802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.04.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960 x 540)Rear Camera: 8MP F2.2, AF with LED FlashFront Camera: VGAMotion sensor, proximity light sensor, gyro sensor, e-compass1520mAh Li-ionmicroSD expansion slot (SDHC/SDXC up to 32GB)Dimensions: 128mm x 65.4mm x 9.2mmWeight: 129gWhen docked in the tablet, the Padfone gains the following new specs:
Micro USB + Micro HDMI10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display with Capacative TouchRear Camera: 8MP (via Padfone rear camera)Front Camera: 1.3MP (1280 x 800)Vibration sensor, 2 color LED indicators for battery status24.4Whr Battery2-in-1 audio jack, 40-pin connectorPhone/GPSDimensions: 273mm x 176.9mm x 13.65mm (h-average)Weight: 724gNo details are available yet on pricing, availability, or if the Padfone will get its own keyboard dock or if it can use the same dock that other ASUS tablets use. If we had to guess, we'd say that another ASUS dock would work just fine for this tablet, though obviously you'll want to hear that from ASUS before you go out and buy a keyboard dock in anticipation.
So, are the specs nice enough to convince you to give up your phone, tablet, and laptop?
Source: ASUS, via Anandtech