ASUS have today announced the long-rumoured PadFone Mini at an event in Japan. As expected the tablet/ smartphone mix features a 7-inch tablet that allows the 4.3 inch smartphone to be docked inside.

Basically PadFone Mini is also a small and low-powered version of the PadFone Infinity, featuring the same sort of setup and design.
Inside the Mini you get a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU when combined, with 1GB of RAM. The 4.3 inch screen has a 960 x 560 pixel resolution and the 7-inch has a 1280 x 800 resolution.

There’s also 16GB of storage in-built with access to a microSD card slot, and the tablet will also run on Android 4.3 with a 1500mAh phone battery and a 2200mAh tablet battery.

There’s also a new special Hi-Light Owl Mode for the camera which combines four sensor pixels into one resulting in a better camera sensitivity.

The Asus PadFone Mini will cost NT$11,990 (£246) in Taiwan. No European or US release date or price have been announced yet.

Source: Asus

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