Those who have been quite taken by ASUS‘ curious PadFone device line might have their attention set on the upcoming PadFone Mini reveal. It seems, though, that ASUS has another member of the family hiding behind the curtains. Making its way through Bluetooth certification is a rather strange PadFone E that seems to fill a gap between the PadFone Infinity and the PadFone Mini.
The PadFone Infinity is ASUS’ flagship when it comes to this phone/tablet hybrid. The smartphone half of the unit measures 5 inches while the tablet dock is a good 10.1 inches. In contrast, the PadFone Mini is said to be quite smaller, reaching only 4 inches across the diagonal. Its tablet counterpart is also much smaller at 7 inches. Of course, these specs have yet to be confirmed by an official announcement, which is expected to take place on Wednesday.
Compared to those two, the PadFone E T008 sits right in the middle. Details are quite scarce but, based on the Bluetooth SIG page, the smartphone bears a screen size of 4.7 inches, which slides into a 10.1-inch tablet dock. Another interesting feature of this PadFone incarnation is the fact that it has dual SIM support, unlike the PadFone Infinity or the PadFone Mini.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has been around for some time already, being one of the rugged models from Samsung that is able to withstand more than just regular wear and tear. Having said that, it seems that the Samsung galaxy s4 Active has just received a bump in its chipset, where the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset is now thrown into the mix, giving users another option other than picking up the standard issue SHV-E330S galaxy s4 in SK-Telecom’s smartphone family over in South Korea. Needless to say, this bumped up device would arrive with support for LTE-A networks (of up to 150 Mbps, theoretically speaking).
Other than the updated SoC as well as 2.3GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU, the updated Samsung galaxy s4 Active would also sport better hardware specifications, where you will be able to enjoy a 13-megapixel shooter which has a far higher resolution count than the 8-megapixel camera on the existing Samsung galaxy s4 Active, alongside a new color scheme. Despite that, it is also slightly lighter, while arriving in white. As for the rest of the hardware specifications, it will sport a 5” Full HD display, a 2,600mAh battery, and IP67 certification.