ASUS Padfone 2
ASUS Padfone 2

The original ASUS Padfone and its follow up the Padfone 2 were among my favorite Android devices because of their ability to morph from phone into tablet, and then into a laptop form factor. However, both of them were terribly expensive, which is why I’m hoping the ASUS Padfone Mini, which was recently spotted in GFXBench’s website in the form of benchmark results, will be fairly affordable.

ASUS Padfone Mini GFXBench

Everything is pointing to a more affordable device. According to the ASUS Padfone Mini’s system information that was captured by GFXBench, its screen has a qHD resolution, which likely means a 4″ to 4.5″ display, at least on the phone side of things. It’s also powered by a 1.4GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with an Adreno 305 GPU. No other specs were revealed except that the device has been codenamed Padfone T00C.

While the specs are a bit watered down compared to the Padfone 2, the prospect of a more affordable Padfone that inherits the same ability to transform from a phone into a tablet then into a laptop form factor is an exciting one. Hopefully, the Padfone Mini will be able to retain all three modes. I’m a bit worried that ASUS will forgo the keyboard dock, but if that’s the case, I guess I could just get a cheapo CDR King Bluetooth keyboard and save a few thousand bucks 🙂

Source: GFXBench Via: TheDroidGuy

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JM Balicano

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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