Asus has announced the launch of its PadFone mini smartphone-tablet hybrid which is priced at Rs. 15,999. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Asus’ ZenUI on the top. Asus has promised an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade in due course of time. The PadFone mini is a 4-inch smartphone that transforms into 7-inch tablet. PadFone mini comfortably fits the palm for an instantly expanded view on 1280 x 800-pixel display.
The PadFone Mini has 4-inch (800 x 480-pixel) display and the tablet has 7-inch (1280 x 800-pixel) display. To ensure a seamless experience when switching between smartphone and tablet modes, PadFone mini’s exclusive DynamicDisplay technology ensures that apps are correctly — and instantly — resized for the appropriate screen size.
The PadFone Mini is driven by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded upto 64GB. This phone is equipped with primary 8MP Sony camera with BSI (backside-illumination) and wide-aperture f/2.0 five-element lens with exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology. It also houses a 2MP front snapper. The PadFone mini is packed with a total battery capacity of 3270mAh (12.8Wh).
For connnectivity, the PadFone Mini offers options of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE etc. The PadFone Mini is available in two color variants Black and White.