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Report: ASUS giving a spec boost to last year's PadFone S
A few years ago, ASUS released the original PadFone, an intuitive creation that combined a smartphone and tablet into a single unit by allowing the brains of the operation (the phone) to dock into the tablet frame. Last year, ASUS released the PadFone S which offered a 5-inch smartphone coupled with a 9-inch base. According to a Japanese news site however, the company is going to be releasing a new, minor upgrade.
The new ASUS PadFone S (PF-500KL) is said to come with a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, up to 64GB of on-board storage, Cat4 LTE and Android 4.4.2. The phone supports wireless Qi charging. Both the original phone and tablet base station come with a 1920X1280 IPS full HD screen.
To be sure this is a very minor spec boost. However, the Snapdragon 801 is still a very fine CPU that can hold its own even in 2015, but with the extra RAM and storage capacity, the ability to maximize the device’s performance is better realized. This is all assuming the report is true mind you, as it links to ASUS’ Taiwanese website, but no such product is actually featured, instead the original model from last year is listed.
While the PadFone line has never really caught on (perhaps due to its high price for the pair of devices) it is still an excellent product for those who want to streamline their devices.