Asus PadFone mini launched in India with price tag of Rs. 15,999

Asus PadFone mini launched in India with price tag of Rs. 15,999

Asus has announced the launch of its PadFone mini (PF400CG) in India with a price tag of Rs. 15,999. This new device offers users a hybrid tablet that features a smartphone.

As originally announced at the CES 2014, the PadFone mini has a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution on the tablet unit while the smartphone unit has a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. Both the units feature IPS+ display panels and comes with DynamicDisplay technology to resize apps according to the screen size.

The PadFone mini is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, which paired with a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB internal storage along with microSD card support for expansion up to 64GB.

Works as a 2-in-1 device, the PadFone sports an 8-megapixel camera sensor on the rear along with an LED flash and a 2-megapixel camera sensor is available on the front. The device has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port on the connectivity front and has a microSIM card slot for voice calling and data support. The tablet unit packs with a 2,100mAh battery while the smartphone comes along with a 1,170mAh battery.

Asus has provided Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system on the PadFone mini with its proprietary interface and has also promised to seed an update to Android 4.4 KitKat.

On announcing the launch of the PadFone mini in India, Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – Asus India, said:

“Today’s introduction of PadFone Mini marks further extension of the PadFone series which expands our users’ world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the bringing incredible. We are assertive that PadFone Mini will touch customers’ heart and take us a step ahead to deliver what our brand promises.”

The PadFone mini will be initially available in India through Flipkart but will also likely to reach major retail outlets in the coming weeks.

Asus PadFone mini (PF400CG) key specifications:

  • 7-inch display (tablet) / 4-inch display (phone)
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
  • 2100mAh battery (tablet) / 1170mAh battery (phone)


Categories: Smartphones, Tablets