ASUS today announced PadFone mini (PF451CL), a beautiful 4.5-inch smartphone that slots into the supplied PadFone mini Station to transform instantly into a powerful 7-inch tablet. With built-in 4G LTE radios the latest PadFone mini offers fast connectivity worldwide.
Powered by a multi-core 1.6GHz 2X2 Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, the new two-in-one PadFone mini comfortably fits the palm for an instantly expanded view on a bright, clear 1280 x 800-pixel display — even better than HD. Exclusive ASUS DynamicDisplay technology resizes apps automatically and instantly for the different display sizes. Super-strength Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 protects not only the smartphone’s display from scrapes and scratches but also the screen of PadFone mini Station.
PadFone mini includes an ASUS-exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera to capture superb-quality everyday photos and a 2MP front-facing lens for fun snaps and selfies. As the latest addition to the PadFone mini line-up, PF451CL has 8GB internal storage and a built-in microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB of additional storage.
PF451CL also benefits from ASUS ZenUI, the sublime new user interface that’s exclusive to ASUS smart devices, providing advanced functionality that’s both easy to use and beautiful to behold.
Everyday convenience with a view that expands instantly
PadFone mini (PF451CL) brings together the convenience of a 4.5-inch smartphone with the power and versatility of a 7-inch handheld tablet for a two-in-one device that can always be held and used comfortably with just one hand. PadFone mini saves the hassle of carrying two distinct devices and, with a combined weight of just 445g, PF451CL is much lighter than many other smartphone-and-tablet combinations.
Both the 4.5-inch (854 x 480-pixel) and 7-inch (1280 x 800-pixel) displays use IPS (in-plane switching) technology, resulting in fantastically clear and sharp images that also offer great viewing angles. To ensure a seamless experience when switching between smartphone and tablet modes, PadFone mini’s exclusive DynamicDisplay technology ensures that apps are reformatted for the appropriate screen size. Users don’t need to mess around to get the view they want: PF451CL’s view is expanded instantly when the smartphone is docked with PadFone mini Station, and reformatted just as quickly when removed.
As well, PadFone mini Station uses the smartphone’s SIM card, so users are able to forget about syncing hassles and the expense of maintaining dual data plans — PadFone mini is the only smart device anyone needs to carry.
Beauty, speed and power that lasts all day — and even beyond
PadFone mini (PF451CL) is powered by a 1.6GHz 2X2 Intel Atom multi-core Z2560 processor to deliver all the performance needed to run both smartphone and tablet apps smoothly. PadFone mini (PF451CL) is also a joy to use, with ASUS ZenUI designed to ease busy modern lifestyles. ASUS ZenUI What’s Next, for example, puts upcoming appointments, new messages and missed calls right in front of the user, so nothing is ever missed; and ASUS ZenUI Do It Later helps users focus on their most important tasks.
The latest 4G LTE connectivity ensures that online experiences are as slick as all other aspects of PF451CL. When connected to a 4G LTE network, users enjoy download speeds of up to 100Mbit/s, enabling incredible responsiveness for every online activity.
When docked, PadFone mini Station charges the smartphone, virtually eliminating worries about finding a mains outlet during the day — or even beyond.