[CES 2014] ASUS’ family of PadFone products is not new. In fact back in December 2013 ASUS announced the PadFone Mini which was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but come 2014, it looks like ASUS might have a newer variant of the PadFone Mini up for launch as this particular model will be powered by an Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. However apart from this change in processor type, the rest of the PadFone Mini’s specs and features will remain largely similar to that of the ARM version of the PadFone Mini from last year.This means that we can look forward to a smartphone/tablet combo device, where the smartphone will sport a 4” display with a resolution of 480×800. The tablet on the other hand will feature a 7” display with a higher resolution of 1280×800. The PadFone Mini will also come with an 8MP rear-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0, making it a relatively decent device when it comes to snapping photos in low-light conditions, with its front-facing camera being that of the 2MP variety. The rest of the specs includes 1GB of RAM and will come with 8GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD. The phone will come with a 1,170mAh battery, while the tablet’s is slightly larger at 2,100mAh.
The ASUS PadFone Mini will also come with the usual connectivity options such as WiFi and Bluetooth, and will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat. The ASUS PadFone Mini will start at $249.
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