The Asus PadFone X for AT&T has been tipped for unveiling at CES 2014 earlier today and it looks like the information was accurate as the carrier has just announced it will offer the smartphone/tablet hybrid soon.
Android enthusiasts in the United States should know the Asus PadFone X will be available for purchase exclusively via AT&T. No word on pricing and release yet, but the carrier confirmed that more info would be disclosed “at a later date.”
“We are committed to delivering our customers the most innovative and compelling device portfolio. The PadFone X is first of its kind in the U.S. It combines leading technology, a beautiful design and a remarkably seamless application experience – all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.
“This allows consumers to run their smartphone apps instantly on a vivid 9-inch tablet display. The magic of it is that the experience is not just bigger, it’s better than on a traditional smartphone,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T.
The only details on the hybrid's hardware specs unveiled during AT&T's press conference are the fact that PadFone X sports a 5-inch full HD (1080p) capacitive touchscreen display, whereas the tablet features a larger 9-inch full HD display.
Asus also confirmed the PadFone X would ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. In addition, the device supports LTE-Advanced technology, as well as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and HD Voice.
According to the latest hearsay, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor, but this has yet to be confirmed. We will keep an eye out for more info on Asus PadFone X's specs, price and availability, so stay tuned.
“AT&T and ASUS share a passion for innovation and we are very excited to bring the ASUS PadFone X to the U.S market.
“Our technology is capable of instantly turning a premium smartphone into a tablet, giving consumer the ultimate experience on both devices. Together, we look forward to bringing more choices to consumers,” concluded Jonney Shih, chairman, ASUS.