I’ve always had a soft spot for the ASUS PadFone line; it uniquely marries the capabilities of a smartphone with the possibility of being able to use tablet functions too, without any of the cost. When ASUS announced that the PadFone was coming to America, it seemed like only a matter of time before the rest of the world would also see the transformable device. And sure enough, at this year’s Computex, it’s been announced that the ASUS PadFone S will likely be launched globally sometime in Q3.
Essentially the same as the AT&T-bound ASUS PadFone X which is due for launch in a few days, the PadFone S will be a 5-inch smartphone paired with an 8.9-inch tablet dock. Hardware-wise, it will have a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 2GB front and 13MP rear cameras on the phone, and the phone and tablet will have 2,300 mAh and 4,990 mAh batteries respectively. The PadFone S will also benefit from the ability to be wirelessly charged through Qi-wireless technology. Definitely not a bad device at all, however, pricing has not yet been announced yet.
Are you interested in the PadFone devices? Would you consider the ASUS PadFone S? Let us know what you think.