The Asus PadFone E has just been officially released in Taiwan which is another phone/tablet hybrid device. As a smartphone it comes with a 4.7 inch display and with the PadFone station used it can be used as a 10.1 inch tablet. This model is positioned between the company’s high end PadFone X and the budget PadFone Mini.
The Asus PadFone E has been leaked previously in various testing labs seeking certification approval. Right now it’s only available in the Taiwanese market. This device uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. It’s got 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The display at 4.7 inches has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while that of the 10.1 inch has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. More detailed specs are listed below.
This device is aimed at consumers who are looking for a device that’s as portable as a smartphone yet has a large display just like a tablet. Instead of buying two separate devices the Asus PadFone E is a single device solution that can be used as a phone or as a tablet with the accompanying dock.
As far as specs go, this device is more than capable of handling anything thrown at it. Te end user experience should be smooth owing to its use of a quad core processor and 1GB of RAM.
One thing worth mentioning is that when it is used as a phone it has a 1820mAh battery which is rather low but the good thing is that there’s a 5000mAh battery in the dock which is accessible in tablet mode.
As of now this model is only available in Taiwan and is being sold at $560. Reports indicate that by March this device will hit the international market.