ASUS unveils new PadFone Infinity: 5-inch screen, Snapdragon 600 CPU and full HD tablet display

Written by Russell Co. Posted in News, Smartphones, Tablets

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Published on February 26, 2013 with No Comments

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ASUS has unveiled its latest PadFone Infinity, a smartphone/tablet combo at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The handset can slip into a tablet-like dock, giving it the benefit of a larger screen. The ASUS PadFone has grown a bit from a 4.7-inch display to 5 and bumped up 1080p resolution (from 720p) and ships with Android 4.2. The 10.1-inch tablet has bumped up its resolution to 1920 x 1200 from 1280 x 800, though it has dimmed a bit at 400 nits from the previous model that had 500 nits.

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On the inside, the phone sports Qualcomm’s new 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage. It’s got LTE and DC-HSPA+ so Internet connectivity should be a breeze. The Fone has a rear 13MP camera with f/2.0 five-element lens and eight fps burst shooting. It’s also got a 2MP front camera for the occasional video chat. The 2,400 mAh battery promises up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, 40 when docked into the Pad. The dock also has enough juice to fully recharge the PadFone up to three times. Its a pretty interesting device, but comes at a hefty EUR 999 (about Php 53,000) price tag, available in gray, gold, and hot pink. It should arrive in Europe around April and is also headed to Asia so there might be a possibility we could see this locally.