ASUS Padfone – A Smartphone & Tablet Hybrid Device

1 June 2012, Singapore – Cannot decide between a smartphone and a tablet? The ASUS Padfone gives you the best of both worlds in one hybrid device. The new Padfone is a smartphone with 4.3″ screen or you could insert the Padfone into a Padfone Station to transform it to a 10.1″ tablet when you need it.  (Check out the ASUS Padfone 2 here.)

ASUS Padfone, Padfone Station, Padfone Station Dock and Stylus
ASUS Padfone, Padfone Station, Padfone Station Dock and Stylus

Running on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, the device can even morph with an optional accessory, the Padfone Station Dock (Keyboard Dock), to perfect the tablet experience while adding a card reader, USB ports and boosting the battery life to 102 hours of extended talk time.

The optional Padfone Stylus Headset is both a stylus and a Bluetooth headset thats lets you pick up calls with ease while using the Padfone as a tablet. Though I have to say you may look a tad bit strange conversing with it.

The ASUS Padfone will be exclusively available at all Starhub Shops and authorised dealers from 2 June 2012 and priced at S$800 for the ASUS Padfone and S$328 for the Padfone Station (tablet). Other accessories such as the Padfone Station Dock (Keyboard Dock) and the Padfone Stylus Headset will be priced at S$228 and S$128 respectively. For more Starhub bundle and offers, visit the Starhub ASUS Padfone page.


Platform Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Dimensions PadFone
128 x 65.4 x 9.2 mm (LxWxH)
%0PadFone Station
273 x 176.9 x 13.55 mm (WxDxH)
Weight PadFone:
129 g (with battery)
PadFone Station
724 g
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Memory 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GBGB eMMc Flash
32GB free ASUS Webstorage for 3 years
Memory Slot Micro-SD card
Connectivity Technology WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Network Standard WCDMA
HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps
3G :
2G :
EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
GPS Qualcomm GPS (AGPS supported)
Display Padfone:
4.3inches, qHD 960×540, Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panel
Scratch Resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with HCLR Film
Padfone Station:
10.1inches, WXGA 1280×800, TFT with Capacitive Multi touch panel
Scratch Resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with HCLR Film
Battery PadFone
1520 mAh Lithium
PadFone Station
24.4 Whr/6600 mAh Lithium
Standby Time 370 /360 hours(2G/3G)
Talk Time 940 /480 mins(2G/3G)
Camera PadFone
Front VGA(640×480)
Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2.2 Aperture
5 -element lens
PadFone Station
Front 1.3 Mega-Pixel
Video Video Playback :
H.264 1.4a
WMV @ HD 1080p
Video Recording :
H.263 @ HD 1080p
H.264 Video Decode @ 720p Encode @ 1080p
Audio Slot 3.5mm
Browser Google Browser/Youtube Browser
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM/Email
E-Mail Google Mail/Exchange
Sensor G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Light Sensor/Motion Sensor/Vibration Sensor (PadFone Station)
Accessories Stylus Headset
Station Dock
PadFone Station 3.5 mmkaudio jack,40pin connector
Micro-USB / Micro-HDMI
Phone Antenna / GPS Antenna
High Quality Speakers, SonicMaster
Note *According to lab test results, PadFone can withstand a minimum of 5000 insertions and removals

One Comment

  1. Gembira79

    Love your article!

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