The Asus PadFone tablet hybrid to be available in the US for $200 without contract

Microchip maker giant Intel’s Asus hybrid tablet, which is also called PadFone X Mini is now making an unprecedented entry in the lucrative United States market. The fancied device comes with a 4.5-inch smartphone and it is quite bigger at 7-inch tablet and will be available in the United States for just about $199.99 with AT&T’s GoPhone off contract. The smartphone device can also serve as a tablet making it versatile and functional.

Intel has just made the announcement that the launch of the PadFone X Mini in the US is an important move on the part of Intel. This marks the first time that the company’s processor was employed in the smartphone with 4G LTE in the United State.

This could have been a brilliant move for the company since the mobile device market is usually dictated by Qualcomm in the country and it already absorbed stinging $Billion losses of its mobile chip segment and Intel should do something to get back into the thick of things.

The innards of the PadFone which operates on Android 4.4 KitKat, includes a dual-core, Atom Z2560 that support 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of flash storage, dual cameras and a slot for Micro SD.

The smartphone version of the PadFone has a battery life of up 16 hours with single charge, but the tablet version is cinched to last up to 12.5 hours.

The launching of the Padfone stateside is slated on October 24. Though the two products will not be as popular as the other top brands that are creating stir in the US, this will eventually ends Intel reliance on Qualcomm.

Andl ast but definitely not the least, it remains to be seen whether the company’s one of its kind hybrid device will make its presence felt in the country.


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