If the Asus Padfone Infinity 2 was too rich or too big for you, you might have been keeping an eye on the Padfone Mini rumors. Well, they are rumors no more – Asus just unveiled the phone/tablet hybrid in Taiwan.
The Asus Padfone Mini is a mid-range device with a 4.3" Super IPS screen with qHD resolution (256ppi) and Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipset (4x Cortex-A7 @ 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM, Adreno 305). The phone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
On the upside, the phone is relatively compact and light, measuring 129.3 x 65.6 x 8.7mm and weighing just 105g. The Asus Padfone Mini is powered by a relatively small 1,500mAh battery.
It also has an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and BSI sensor that can do 16fps burst shots. There's a 2MP camera on the front. The built-in storage is 16GB, expandable with microSD cards.
On the connectivity side, there's dual-SIM (microSIM slots), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and GLONASS.
Inside the Padfone Mini box is a 7" tablet dock, which has Super IPS screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution (216ppi). The tablet also adds a 2,200mAh battery and 310g of weight (for a total of 415g).
Besides Taiwan, the Asus Padfone Mini will also launch in China, Russia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The color options are Black, White and Cherry, the first units will be black.
The price is set at NTD 11,900 ($405/€295), but Taiwan Mobile will offer it on a 2-year contract for NTD 9,900 (or even less depending on the monthly tariff) .
Source (in Chinese)