ASUS finally announced the PadFone Mini in Taiwan, and like its big brother you can take advantage of one phone and one tablet combined in a single device. First let’s take a look at the specifications:

ASUS PadFone Mini Main Specifications:

  • Phone screen: 4.3 inches, 960 x 540 pixels
  • Tablet screen: 7 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU
  • 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card support
  • 8 MP Camera
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Phone battery: 1500 mAh
  • Tablet battery: 2200 mAh

As you can say from the specs, ASUS tries to keep the device in the mid-range; so many more can afford the price. The off-contract price for the PadFone Mini is $405 and China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia are the first countries to offer the device, and CEO of ASUS, Jerry Shen, didn’t specify any time frame for the global release.

According to Engadget, the device’s camera can take continuous shots (Burst Mode) and the Hi-Light "Owl Mode" can take pictures in dark places with more quality.

So, what do you think about ASUS PadFone Mini as a mid-end hybrid device? Do you think Hybrid devices are the future of smart devices?