PadFone 2 will be priced between 479 and 579 euros
October 16, 2012 at 11:00
Just a few hours ago the presentation of Asus PadFone 2 It took place in Taipei in anticipation of the event that will take place in Milan today. In this Asian enclave, Jerry Shen, CEO of Asus, has confirmed all the rumors about this device that combines Smartphone and tablet. The specifications are really interesting.
We have already told you about this device and we even show you a video where we saw it in action, but the time has come to know its confirmed specifications.
The smartphone ASUS PadFone 2 it is bigger and better than its predecessor, in fact, its 4.7 inch screen they would accommodate him in the territory of the phablets. Regarding that screen, it is worth highlighting its resolution of 720p (1280 × 720 pixels), with a touch panel SuperIPS + technology based Sharp IGZO that provides 550 nits of luminosity The definition of this screen is of 312 ppi. It is protected by glass Corning Fit Glass.
Inside we find a chip system Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) with a Krait Cortex A15 quad-core CPU, a new generation after Cortex A9, which can reach a power of 2.5 GHz per core and a Adreno 320 GPU also quad-core This processor will be accompanied by 2 GB of RAM that will make the operating system work Android 4.0 Ice Crem Sandwich, although a prompt is expected update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
PadFone 2 also surprises with its spectacular 13 MPX rear camera with Sony BSI, a backlight sensor that allows you to take photos in low light, which allows you to record video in Full HD. Video recording has two modes: at 1080p with 30 fps and 720p with 60 fps. The camera front is 1.3 MPX and is intended for video calling. The sound of this smartphone-tablet uses technology Sonicmaster.
To save applications, content and files we will have options 16 GB, 32 GB and n and Asus will also give us 50 GB of free cloud storage, Asus Web Storage for two years, since we will not have an SD card slot.
Your connectivity will be by WiFi and LTE, in addition to the voice service of the telephone that will vary according to the geographical area.
The device will have a port NFC and a battery of 2,140 mAh, which gives an autonomy of 13 hours talking and browsing with 3G. All this in 135 grams Weight, really amazing.
Refering to Tablet o PadFone Station, we are facing a screen of 10.1 inch with a IPS panel with 1,280 x 800 pixels Resolution Its battery has been reduced from 6,600 mAh to 5,000 mAh which has also lowered the weight and thickness. Now it only weighs 514 grams which make a total of 647 grams in the entire combination, this is lighter than the New iPad. As connectors between devices we find a rare 13-pin port on both smartphone and tablet that is compatible with miniUSB.
Prices will depart from 479 euros to 579 euros. The dock will cost about 238 euros. It will arrive in stores in Asia next week. The white model will take a little longer than the black one.
We doubt that we can provide much more data with the Milan conference but we will be attentive to tell you just in case information about price and availability in Europe is poured.
The price of Padfone 2 for Europe unveiled at the Milan conference by Johnny Sih is 799 euros for the 32 GB model and 899 euros for the 64 GB model. In both cases we talk about phone + tablet. It will be available in stores before the end of 2012.