The idea of a phone that doubles as a tablet when placed in a dock might seem strange but has largely been neglected except by a single manufacturer, Asus.
Asus has been releasing such products since past couple of years and results have always been fine but not the best-sellers. This all might change with the new PadFone Infinity which consists of a phone with a 5 inch display and the tablet screen being 10.1 inch big. As always, the phone powers the whole system and the tablet, simply a dock.
The PadFone comes with a 5 inch display and a 13mp camera. It powers the whole unit and to do so, it comes with a beefy hardware. Here are the specs:
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
5 inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution and 441ppi
Gorilla Glass and Anti-fingerprint coating
Nano-sim card support
1.7Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB processor with 32/64GB non-expandable storage
13mp rear camera with Full HD 1080p video recording
2mp front facing Full HD camera
Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, GPS, Wifi Hotspot
2400 mAh battery
The tablet dock mainly consists of the screen only. It has a 10.1 inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It weighs 530g and is 10.7mm thick. It also contains a battery which further makes the battery bigger by 5000 mAh.
The tablet and the phone combo costs a mighty $1325. That’s a lot of money even when you consider the fact that what you’re getting for that money is a beefy tablet and phone and that both your phone and tablet will virtually be the same.
For that money you can get an iPhone 5 and the new iPad, or the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. The choice is yours however but whichever way you go, you’ll never regret your decision.