ASUS released another impressive promotional video for the upcoming Padfone on YouTube a few days ago (see here for more details on the Padfone and the previous video).
The specs we know for this device are as follows…
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor at 1.5GHz
4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display (the tablet features a 10.1″ display, no word on resolution)
8MP rear shooter (featuring a 5-element f/2.2 lens)
- Over 14,000mAh battery power between the pad, phone, and dock
This will certainly be an innovative and compelling device, but whether it will be a success or not will depend heavily on the price. If ASUS can release the pad, phone and dock for a similar price to the Transformer Prime then they are on to a winner. However people tend to upgrade their phones fairly regularly these days, and this solution is built all around the phone. A separate tablet and phone solution means the devices can be used individually and you still have your tablet if you lose your phone. So if the price ends up in the $700-$800 range then people may prefer to keep their favorite phone and look for a cheaper tablet.