Asus has an entire lineup of devices that serve as smartphone/tablet hybrids. Basically its a smartphone that can be used as a tablet as well when it is hooked up to the docking station. Initially the PadFone lineup was only available in Taiwan and not too long ago the company brought the PadFone to the U.S. It appears that another similar device might be destined for launch soon and it may be smaller in size than its predecessors.
It has been discovered that the Asus PadFone X mini has made the customary FCC stop. Carrying model number T00S the device has support for GSM, LTE and WCDMA networks. The PadFone X mini will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the U.S. though it is not known at this point in time if this device will ever be released in this particular market.
It wouldn’t surprise anyone if the PadFone X mini is unveiled at IFA 2014 next month. The company is already expected to unveil a handful of new devices there, including its first Android Wear smartwatch.
Sadly the FCC filing doesn’t list the PadFone X mini’s specifications so we don’t know if it is going to be a mid-range or high-end device. Even the exact display sizes of the phone and tablet dock is not known at this point in time. The Padfone mini Asus unveiled back at CES 2014 has a 4-inch display with a 7-inch panel on the tablet station.