Asus has unveiled the next iteration of its smartphone-tablet hybrid in Taiwan. As seen in leaks earlier, the Padfone 2 comes with better hardware specs as compared to its predecessor.
The screen size of the smartphone has been bumped upto 4.7-inches with a 720p Super IPS+ panel. When used with the Padfone docking station, it becomes a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS display. It will come with Android 4.0 on-board but Jelly Bean upgrade is on the cards.
The internals feature a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. other features include NFC, a 2,140mAh fixed battery and 50GB of Asus Web Storage for two years.
The Padfone 2 comes with a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.4 BSI sensor from Sony, which supports 1080p at 30fps. there’s a front 1.2MP camera as well. The device weighs a total of 649g and it will be using micro-SIMs.
The Padfone 2 will be sold in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The device will be available in black and white colour options with the with the black version going on sale likely by next week in Taiwan.
Like its predecessor, the PadFone 2 can be purchased either individually or together with the PadFone Station.
The price ranges between $620 and $750 for the smartphone only the entire package costs more $210
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