Just before Christmas, Asus launched the Padfone Mini, a smaller version of its long-running Padfone range. The phone has a 4.3-inch screen, while the tablet section is larger at 7-inches, compared to the 5-inch Padfone Infinity with its 10.1-inch tablet dock.
Asus isn’t done with expanding the Padfone line-up either, as it has now confirmed the Padfone E, which slots in the middle of the two existing models. This time, the phone has a 4.7-inch display, equipped with a 1280×720 pixel resolution. The processor matches the Padfone Mini, and is a Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip, with a clock speed of 1.4GHz. There’s 1GB of RAM, but no mention of how much internal storage space there is, however a microSD card slot will help boost the final figure by up to 64GB.
The tablet dock, which requires the phone to be slotted in so it can function, has a 10.1-inch, 720p display, along with a 5000mAh battery to recharge the phone while it’s docked. The phone’s final features include a 13-megapixel camera, 3G connectivity and a 1.2-megapixel video call camera. Android 4.3 is installed as standard, and like previous versions, probably won’t be drastically altered from Google’s vision.
At the moment, Asus has only put the Padfone E on its Chinese website, suggesting it’ll get a limited release for the moment. Mobile World Congress is coming up at the end of February though, so we could hear more about a possible international launch for the Padfone E at that time.