The Taiwanese company has released new Padfone models very few months, but, until now, neither of them have hit the the US market. If some of you are into the idea of owning a smartphone-tablet hybrid, the Padfone X might become your next device, as it will be come available for purchase at AT&T soon.
Like its predecessor, the ASUS Padfone X smartphone comes with a 5-inch full HD screen wit 1920 x 1080p resolution, but you will be able to dock it into a “tablet shell” and enjoy the Android experience on a larger screen. So far, the members of the ASUS Padfone tribe came with 10.1-inch stations, but the new Padfone X has a 9-inch tablet shell.
The representatives of the Taiwanese company said that the screen of the ASUS Padfone X station is full HD, thus it might have the same 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution as the phone. Furthermore, the tablet will also come with front-facing stereo speakers.
ASUS failed to announce the ARM chipset that underpins the Padfone X, but the rumor mill speculates it will be a Snapdragon 800 unit. The smartphone-tablet hybrid will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat, which is the latest Android version.
AT&T officials announced that the ASUS Padfone X will be one of the first handsets with support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and HD Voice. Unfortunately, AT&T didn’t reveal whether VoLTE will come out of the box, or if the feature will be introduced later on by a software update.
Neither ASUS nor AT&T have announced the pricing and the release date of the Padfone X, but judging by the price of its predecessor, expect it to be a pretty expensive device.