AT&T and Asus have announced a rather unique device for the GoPhone lineup in the PadFone X Mini smartphone/tablet hybrid for $199.99 with the release set for October 24th. The combination Android smartphone with companion docking tablet body is supposed to represent the best of both worlds in terms of device versatility, with a 7-inch tablet/dock for the smartphone, and an Intel-powered midrange smartphone that powers the tablet while charging from its built-in battery.
The smartphone features an Intel Atom processor with an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem along with a 4.5-inch display and the following specifications and accessories:
- Automatic charging with up to 28.3 hours of battery life when the phone is docked into the station, and up to 15.8 hours of battery life on a single charge when used in the smartphone mode
- ASUS exclusive 5-megapixel PixelMaster camera for high-quality photos.
- ASUS DynamicDisplay technology that resizes apps for the different display sizes, as well as the ASUS ZenUI, an exclusive user interface for smart devices that includes features such as ASUS ZenUI, What’s Next and Do It Later. These new features put users’ next task in front of them or allows them to mark items for follow-up.
- The Side Flip Cover and TriCover, a stylish and practical cover lined with microfiber with a tough polyurethane outer cover for the phone and docking station that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents in two different landscape orientations.