ASUS, AT&T and Intel to Bring PadFone X mini to United States on Oct. 24
PadFone X mini Available Exclusively on the Nation’s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network1 with No Annual Contract for $199.99
- ASUS, AT&T and Intel introduce the ASUS PadFone X mini in the U.S. with no annual contract for $199.99 on GoPhone®.
- The PadFone X mini will be available in select national retailers in October and in all AT&T retail stores that offer GoPhone on Oct. 24.
- Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® XMM 7160™ LTE modem, the 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone transforms into a 7-inch tablet-like experience when docked.
DALLAS, FREMONT, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 — ASUS, AT&T and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the ASUS PadFone X mini, a 4.5-inch 4G LTE2 smartphone powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® XMM™ 7160 LTE modem. The PadFone X mini transforms into a 7-inch 4G LTE tablet-like experience when docked into its companion docking station. It will be available in AT&T retail stores on Oct. 24 and in national retailers by November. Exclusively on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans, the PadFone X mini will retail for $199.99 on GoPhone®, AT&T’s branded prepaid service.3 Plans start at only $40 per month for 500 MB of data and 500 minutes of talk time.
“The PadFone X mini is a powerful device with great features from ASUS and Intel – and all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. “Offered at budget-friendly prices, consumers that want a quality device with no annual contract will be thrilled with the performance and value of the PadFone X mini.”
For ASUS, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Communication, Benson Lin stated, “ASUS is passionate about providing incredible experiences. We are excited to work with AT&T and Intel to bring the ASUS PadFone X mini to the U.S. This unique device offers the compelling combination of a 4.5-inch LTE smartphone and the power and versatility of a 7-inch handheld tablet that allows people the best of both world experiences.”
"The combination of Intel’s processor and cutting-edge LTE solution gives the PadFone X mini a robust, one-two punch for U.S. consumers," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile Communication Group. “People are demanding more from their devices, and the phone’s unique smartphone and tablet form factor allows consumers to have more capabilities on one data plan, all at an affordable price. Intel, ASUS and AT&T have proven to be a powerful trio to deliver a fast and easy-to-use phone for on-the-go multi-taskers."
Power, Convenience and Beauty Converge
The PadFone X mini is the first smartphone for the U.S. market powered by an Intel application processor and an Intel LTE solution. The device has an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem and an Intel Atom processor with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, which supports four simultaneous application threads for smooth and seamless multitasking and responsive web browsing. Additional features include:
- Automatic charging with up to 28.3 hours of battery life when the phone is docked into the station, and up to 15.8 hours of battery life on a single charge when used in the smartphone mode.4
- ASUS exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera for high-quality photos.
- ASUS DynamicDisplay5 technology that resizes apps for the different display sizes, as well as the ASUS ZenUI, an exclusive user interface for smart devices that includes features such as ASUS ZenUI What’s Next and Do It Later. These new features put users’ next task in front of them or allows them to mark items for follow-up.
- The Side Flip Cover and TriCover, a stylish and practical cover lined with microfiber with a tough polyurethane outer cover for the phone and docking station that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents in two different landscape orientations.
Availability and Pricing
On Oct. 24, customers can purchase an ASUS PadFone X mini from AT&T for $199.99 with GoPhone plans that start at only $40 per month. Customers can also get the PadFone X mini online at www.asus.com or www.att.com or in AT&T retail stores that offer GoPhone. Starting in October, the ASUS PadFone X mini will be available at national retailers.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately U.S. $14 billion.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
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ASUS PadFone X mini
1.6GHz 2x2 Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Android 4.4 (KitKat) with ASUS ZenUI
1GB RAM; up to 64GB micro SD card supported
4G LTE: B4/B17/B2/B5, Category 3
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
GPS (A-GPS with SUPL 2.0)
LTE Category 3
Smartphone: 4.5-inch IPS+ panel / 854 x 480 FWVGA
Station: 7-inch IPS+ panel / 1280 x 800 WXGA
Smartphone: 5MP (rear); 2MP(front)
Station: 1MP (front)
Smartphone: 2060mAh (removable)
Station: 2200mAh (non-removable)
3.5mm headphone jack; micro USB
Smartphone: 5.20 (L) x 2.61 (W) x 0.25-0.50 (H) inch
Station: 8.02 (L) x 4.70 (W) x 0.44-0.83 (H) inch
Smartphone: 5.25 oz
Station: 8.81 oz
Full specifications are available at www.asus.com/us/.
1Reliability based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
2LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
3GoPhone devices are restricted to GoPhone service during the first six months after activation, and cannot be used with any other carrier’s service. Commercial resale is prohibited except by AT&T’s authorized agents or retailers. You may not alter any of the hardware or software in GoPhone devices or export them from the US. Activation and use of GoPhone device requires GoPhone service. GoPhone service is subject to the Terms of Service described in the User Guide and Plan Terms described in the rate brochure. You must be in the GoPhone coverage area to place or receive calls. Service may not be accessible at all times due to equipment limitations and certain equipment features may not be functional with GoPhone service.
4ASUS measures the talk time/standby time by conductive test with RF equipment (Anritsu 8820 or CMU200 or Agilent 8960). The talking/standby time is derived from “the typical capacity of battery divided from the current measurement.”
5Not all applications are DynamicDisplay compatible.
6Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.