ASUS announces the budget-friendly PadFone E

ASUS loves their PadFone lineup, and today they’ve added another device to their repertoire. The ASUS PadFone E is the newest phablet from the company, and it’s yet another mid-range device. Ready to be underwhelmed?

As with all PadFone’s, the PadFone E is a smartphone and tablet dock combo. You can take the smartphone, slide it into the tablet dock and watch it a turn into a tablet. It’s not as magical as we made it sound, but ASUS likes them as the PadFone E will be their third hybrid this year behind the PadFone X and PadFone Mini.
asus padfoneThe smartphone portion of the PadFone E comes in the form of a 4.7-inch device with a resolution of 1280 x 720. Under the glass, you’ll find a Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB or RAM, 16GB of storage, and an 1820 mAh battery. It’ll run Android 4.3 and has a 13MP shooter if you want to snap some pics. The tablet dock has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 to go along with a 5000 mAh battery.

ASUS puts out a lot of devices, and while Samsung is still king of the mediocre device hill, ASUS is starting to catch up. One has to wonder what they were thinking with this one with the small battery in the smartphone and identical resolution on the tablet. Expect the PadFone E to run around $560 when it’s released in Taiwan.

Via – liliputing

Written By: Adam Field

Adam is a tech aficionado that enjoys gadgets, Game of Thrones, and all things Android.