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ASUS had confirmed that they would be releasing the PadFone Mini later this year and it seems the launch isn’t too far off. The company has already sent out invites for an event that would be taking place in Taiwan on December 11th.
Guess what, you do not have to wait to see how it looks like. As usual, @evleaks, the serial leaker, have leaked out an unofficial press render of the upcoming Padfone dubbing it as the ‘PadFone Mini 4.3, 2013’. The leaked render shows the PadFone Mini along with the tablet docking station. For those of you who are still confused about what this device is, it’s simply a smartphone and a tablet hybrid. Similar to the earlier versions, the smartphone would have to slide into the tablet dock but in a portrait mode rather than slotting it in the longer landscape mode. The tablet won’t work unless you have the smartphone plugged into the dock. The tablet is therefore, a dummy.
From the title provided by evleaks, it appears that the smartphone has a 4.3-inch display while the tablet has a 7-inch one. There isn’t any information regarding the technical specifications yet but according to a report in Engadget, the alleged PadFone Mini was spotted in a GSF Listing where the specs were mentioned.
Till now, the smartphone is rumored to have a qHD display whereas the tablet would have a 720p HD Display. It is expected to be armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with a 1GB of RAM, 3G compatibility and Android 4.3. No other details regarding storage, battery or other info has been mentioned yet.
Back in September, ASUS launched the refreshed version of the PadFone infinity in Taipei and in just less than 3 months they will be back with another great release. The ASUS Padfone Infinity featured a 5-inch full-HD with Super IPS display and was powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
There is no word on the availability and pricing of the ASUS PadFone Mini but as soon as it goes official, we’ll know more about the device.