Asus PadFone

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ASUS PadFone
BrandAsus
ManufacturerAsus
Compatible networksGSM/GPRS/EDGE
850 900 1800 1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA
900 2100 MHz
First releasedTaiwan: April 2012
Availability by RegionUS: June 2012[1]
Australia: August 2012[2]
SuccessorPadFone 2
TypeSmartphone
Dimensions128 mm (5.0 in) H
65.4 mm (2.57 in) W
9.2 mm (0.36 in) D
Mass129 g (4.6 oz) (with battery)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with ASUS Waveshare UI
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A
CPU1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait
GPUQualcomm Adreno 225
Memory1 GiB RAM
Storage16/32/64 GiB eMMc flash memory
Removable storagemicroSD (up to 64 GiB)
Battery1520 mAh internal rechargeable li-ion 6600 mAh rechargeable li-ion (Padfone Station)
Data inputsambient light sensor, digital compass, G-sensor, gyroscope, multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display4.3 in (110 mm) capacitive Super AMOLED touch screen with qHD (540×960) resolution
Rear camera8-megapixel (3264×2448) with autofocus, LED flash, 1080p HD video recording
Front camera0.3-megapixel VGA
ReferencesOfficial specifications[3]

Asus PadFone is a smartphone manufactured by Asus and released in April 2012. The phone is marketed with companion tablet dock and keyboard dock accessories intended to improve functionality and battery life. It fits into a 10-inch tablet dock. It is not the same as the Asus PadFone mini 4.3, revealed by Asus in December 2013 since that operates on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is skinned with the Asus' ZenUI.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Asus PadFone has a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) IPS+ LED-backlit display. The Asus PadFone mini has 8GB of built-in storage, an 8-megapixel 'PixelMaster' rear f/2.0 BSI camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 4.5Wh 1170mAh non-removable polymer battery. The tablet dock features an 8.3Wh 2100mAh non-removable polymer battery to supplement this.[4]

Software[edit]

Asus PadFone ships with Android 4.3 Jellybean.

Successors[edit]

The successor to this phone is the PadFone 2, which was released in October 2012. It featured a 4.7 inch Super IPS+ screen with HD (1280×720) resolution.

The successor to the PadFone 2 is the PadFone Infinity, which was released in April 2013. It featured a 5-inch Super IPS+ screen with Super HD display, (1920 x 1200) resolution with 441 ppi.

The successor to the PadFone Infinity is the PadFone X for US Market, which was released in June 2014, and PadFone S for the rest of the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unlocked ASUS Padfone United States pricing", Android authority.
  2. ^ "ASUS Padfone landing down under 14 August", PC world, AU: IDG.
  3. ^ "PadFone" (specifications). ASUS.
  4. ^ Gadgets, NDTV. "ASUS PadFone mini, PadFone X smartphone-tablet hybrids launched at CES 2014". Retrieved 13 January 2014.

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