Earlier this year, the ASUS PadFone X was announced where it was also revealed that the device would be making its way onto AT&T’s network. Heck, AT&T had also recently teased the device’s arrival, but unfortunately until today we still have not gotten a solid release date yet, but could it be soon?
Well according to recent reports, it seems that the ASUS PadFone X was spotted at the FCC recently which seems to suggest that the device could be close to being released. After all FCC approval is one of the steps that manufacturers usually have to go through before their products are allowed to be sold commercially, so perhaps we will be able to look forward to an announcement soon.
For those unfamiliar with the ASUS PadFone X, this is a pretty unique device because it combines both a tablet and smartphone into a single device, sort of. As you can see in the image above, the smartphone portion is removable from the tablet, which we guess could be looked at as being the smartphone’s secondary display.
The phone itself will feature a 5-inch Full HD display giving it a pixel density of 441ppi. It will also be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with an Adreno 300 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and will run on Android 4.4 Kitkat. The tablet portion will sport a 9-inch and will support 4G LTE.
AT&T has stated that they will not be charging any additional fees when accessing 4G LTE on the tablet since it technically uses the phone’s radios to access the network. Like we said it’s an interesting design and we guess you could go as far as saying it offers the best of both worlds – both tablet and smartphone.
Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information regarding a launch, so do check back with us at a later date for the details.