ASUS officially launched in Taiwan the ASUS PadFone Mini 4.3-inch, a dual-SIM smartphone, which transforms to a tablet when slid at the back of a 7-inch display that also acts as a PadFone Station at the same time.
The ASUS PadFone Mini 4.3” actually has a 960 x 540 resolution at 256ppi, with an 8MP primary camera with LED flash. It has a quad-core Snapdragon MSM8226 processor set at 1.4GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM, 1,500 mAh battery, and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The PadFone Station has a 1280 x 800 resolution with 216ppi 7” display. It also has battery with 2,200 mAh capacity, which can also act as a powerbank for the PadFone Mini.
The PadFone Mini has a 16GB internal storage with a expansion slot as well. The phone-tablet combo weighs a total 415g. It comes in color black, pink, or white options.
Engadget noted that it’ll be priced on an off-contract at TWD 11,990 ($405) or around Php18,000 locally, though it’ll definitely be a bit higher than just that. It’s also reported to be available first on countries like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Russia.