The PadFone X isn’t a device ASUS or AT&T is trying very hard to keep under wraps. The specs for the device have already been revealed, and it’s been teased as far back as March; that doesn’t even include the phone’s official unveiling back in January, about four months ago. But a final release date seems imminent, and a new teaser video starring the device was released Tuesday. The video itself is roughly 30 seconds long, and manages to spout a very silly message: the only way to get a date is to flaunt the capabilities of your smartphone. Put it in a dock for maximum effect.
Being able to dock your phone into a tablet-like accessory is a neat trick, but what the heck? Pretty awful—but worse than what Samsung did last year? Companies sure have some skewed way of seeing the world. When the PadFone X launches (whenever that may be), it’ll come with a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera (2-megapixel front), a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB of storage (microSD expandable), 2GB of RAM and a 2300mAh battery. The PadFone station, meanwhile, sports a 9-inch (1920×1200) screen, 4990mAh battery and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
With the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5 already available, it’s hard to see this one being a popular option among consumers. But if you are a single male who can’t get a date, maybe the powers of your smartphone will suddenly imbue you with social skills—or just trick girls into going out with you. You ever stop to think about how your one friend got that beautiful girl from high school? The PadFone X. Life suddenly makes sense.