ASUS is well known to manufacture a hybrid of phone and tablet in one device. After the success of original PadFone 2 which released two years ago, the company will release PadFone S soon in the coming weeks. The launch will be in Malaysia. Another good news is that unlike its predecessor which was priced at RM2, 799, PadFone S is pricing under RM1,000 which makes it more affordable.
PadFone S will have 5-inch Full HD Display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution and will be running on 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor. It is the same processor which powering Xperia Z2. On top of that it will also come with a 2GB of RAM (DDR3) and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD.
PadFone S camera will be of 13MP f/2.0 camera with PixelMaster technology for the rear camera. The front camera will be of 2MP. There is support for WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 NFC and Cat4 4G LTE supporting the local 1800MHz/2600MHz bands. The operating system will be Android 4.4 KitKat with ZenUI and the battery will be of 2,300mAh.
If you prefer a bigger screen, there is PadStation tablet available as an option. This will be sold separately for RM499. The tablet will have 9-inch WUXGA display with 1920×1200 resolution, 1MP front camera and 4,990mAh battery life. On top of that you can also slot the PadFone S to the back of PadStation tablet for immediate charging.
It is an alternative to having to own a phone and tablet instead of having a single tablet by itself. The black colour will be offered first, and then the white colour will be released later.