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AT&T reveals hardware details for ASUS PadFone X, fails to mention release date

Asus PadFone X

It’s not often a carrier teases a smartphone for months on end without dropping a hint on its pricing or release dates, or without publishing the full list of specs, but that’s exactly what AT&T has done with the ASUS PadFone X. Confirmed to be headed to AT&T back in January, we’ve been waiting on details on the hardware of ASUS’ latest smartphone-cum-tablet device, and now, as we head into April, the carrier has finally decided to oblige by publishing its detailed specs.

The PadFone X will sport a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 16GB of expandable internal storage, support for AT&T’s LTE-Advanced network, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The phone’s display will be a 5-inch Full HD unit, while the tablet companion sports a 9-inch display of the same resolution, while also toting a dedicated 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Both phone and tablet have their own batteries – a 2,300 mAh unit for the former, and a 4,990 mAh unit for the latter.

Unfortunately, a release date and pricing details are still missing. The PadFone X is expected to launch sometime in Q2 this year, and considering AT&T has officially announced hardware details of the device, it shouldn’t be long before we find out exactly when consumers will be able to get their hands on the hybrid smartphone.

Via: AT&T

  • Brad

    Interesting that we’re seeing yet another PadFone. I didn’t realize they caught on enough to justify a successor. I may have to look at getting one. 😉

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    ASUS has never really focused on selling too many units of its smartphones, so not sure they even thought of sales of earlier PadFones before making this one, haha. They don’t seem to want to be a big player in the market, wonder how their smartphone department does in terms of revenues/profits.

  • nexus5_owner

    I don’t think it does much. Do they just want to prove something? Anyway, the PadFone is an awesome concept. I had having a separate smartphone and a tablet. File syncing features on the Drive and Dropbox and good, but it still gets frustrating sometimes.

  • andrew_dawson1

    This is so much better than the first version. This is at least a high end smartphone to some extent.

  • Kimsulen

    I don’t think missing a date is really going to be a big problem for them. The name has been around forever and even for newer people they will quickly realize how good the company tends to back their products.

  • bretta49

    Looks like a nice phone. They should have mentioned the release date! Can’t let the potential customers to keep waiting.

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