Asus PadFone mini set to launch with 4.3-inch screen and 7-inch tablet dock next week
Asus has sent out invitations for a launch event in Taiwan on 11 December which should see its PadFone mini revealed. It falls on a date that fits with Asus CEO, Jerry Shen’s confirmation back in September of a PadFone mini arriving for Christmas.
The PadFone mini should be a smaller version of the PadFone Infinity. It is expected to come in at 4.3-inches as a smartphone which will dock into a 7-inch tablet. This will give Asus the usual two sizes which manufacturers go for with a 7-inch option available to complement the current 10-inch PadFone Infinity with 5-inch phone. Of course Asus does have the FonePad 7 at 7-inches, but that's just a tablet with 3G connectivity.
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According to the GCF listing the device will only support 3G. Although this may have changed as it seems hard to believe anything would come out as a flagship level gadget without 4G.
Any other details are scarce including a release date and price, though with an announcement this late in the year we’d expect a release in time for Christmas.