ASUS Padfone X

High-end specs across the board, with a sizable battery in the PadFone Station for extra charge

Following up over two months after it announced the phone/tablet hybrid device at CES 2014, AT&T is revealing the hardware specs for the ASUS PadFone X. Although we still haven't been able to touch the device (it was behind glass at CES), we now know that it will be sporting a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP camera and 5-inch display at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The phone will be running Android 4.4 and have a standard range of connectivity — a/b/g/n/ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 and of course LTE.

The 9-inch PadFone Station, which the PadFone docks into, has a 1920 x 1200 resolution display and a 1MP front-facing camera of its own, along with a 4900mAh battery to charge up the phone when it's all docked together. AT&T and ASUS aren't yet telling us when the PadFone X will hit stores or how much it'll cost, but we should know soon enough now that it's starting to release more information. You'll find a full list of specs below.

Size

  • PadFone: 143.93 x 72.46 x 9.98 mm (150g)
  • PadFone Station: 250.4 x 172.25 x 11.63 mm (514g)

Operating System

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Display

  • PadFone: 5”, 1920 x 1080 (441PPI)
  • PadFone Station: 9”, 1920 X 1200 (252PPI)

Camera

  • PadFone: 13MP Pixel Master + 2MP front-facing
  • PadFone Station: 1MP front-facing

Processor

  • 2.3Ghz quad-core

Baseband chipset

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Internal Memory

  • 16GB (2GB RAM)

Memory Card

  • microSD™ slot in smartphone extends external memory up to 64GB

Wi-Fi

  • WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth®

  • BT 4.0

GPS

  • GPS/aGPS

Battery/HAC

  • PadFone : 2,300mAh
  • PadFone Station: 4,990mAh

Source: AT&T

 

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AT&T reveals PadFone X hardware specs, still no release date

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This would be money if it had a keyboard dock as well to go with it. You could use it as a phone, tablet, and word processing device with Google Docs/Quickoffice (or even Microsoft Office which is now available for free on phones). I can see this being a solid work solution for some people.

Heck yes. I would love for the option to choose between Ubuntu and Android on the tablet. That would be a way to her around Google's disapproval of multiboot. If it only served as an Ubuntu tablet and not a dual-boot phone. Almost like Ubuntu for Android.

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Worst name EVER! ASUS already has a FonePad (a 7" tab) and this PadFone (in various versions). It is just a bad joke going on in ASUS marketing... PadFone and FonePad?

Knowing AT&T.... They are going to make you sign up for a smartphone and tablet plan when you buy this. Or whatever the mobile share plan is. They will charge you two times for this.

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I wonder if it will come to Canada?
I would definitely buy it outright.

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