Initially announced at CES 2014, the Asus PadFone mini runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is skinned with Asus' ZenUI, which is also seen on the company's ZenFone series of smartphones. The company has promised an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade for the PadFone mini.
Featuring a 4-inch WVGA (480x800-pixel) IPS+ display, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) Asus PadFone mini ships with a tablet dock that is built around a 7-inch WXGA (1280x800-pixel) IPS+ display. The PadFone mini is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, coupled with 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM.
The Asus PadFone mini has 8GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). It sports an 8-megapixel 'PixelMaster' rear f/2.0 BSI camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is backed by a 1,170mAh non-removable battery while the tablet dock packs an additional 2,100mAh non-removable polymer battery.
Connectivity options on the Asus Padfone mini include GPRS/ EDGE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and Micro-USB.
The dimensions of the phone are 124.42x61.44x11.2mm, while the tablet measures 199.85x119.43x13.91mm. The phone weighs in at 116 grams, while the tablet dock weighs 260 grams.
The PadFone mini will be available in Black, Blue, Red, White and Yellow.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia and Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India said, "Today's introduction of PadFone Mini marks further extension of the PadFone series which expands our users' world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the bringing incredible. We are assertive that PadFone Mini will touch customers' heart and take us a step ahead to deliver what our brand promises."