ASUS launched Padfone at Mobile World Congress 2012 event in Barcelona, an interesting gadget that can be used as a smartphone, tablet or notebook, courtesy of the Padfone Station and Dock Keyboard that are compatible with it.
It seems that the first generation of the hybrid device has met the company’s expectations, so ASUS Padfone 2 is on its way. The ASUS Padfone 2 release date was set for October 16th.
Even though the official launch will take place about two weeks from now, the guys at Engaget already got their hands on some of the Padfone 2′s technical specifications. The established publication is quoting sources coming from China, which are indicating that the second generation of ASUS Padfone will be a high-end device packing a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD display with multitouch capacitive touchscreen panel and a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels.
It seems that ASUS Padfone 2 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, helped by an Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The mighty quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU is also used by LG’s Optimus G flagship smartphone, a processor that is reportedly the most powerful in the world, yet.
The hybrid terminal will also sport a 13 megapixel camera with features like geo-tagging, touch focus and a maximum resolution of 4,032 x 3,224 pixels. The video-calling sessions will be handled by a front-facing camera with a 1.2 megapixels sensor, which will most likely record HD videos.
ASUS Padfone 2 will come with all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone: GPS, Java, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, EDGE, NFC, LTE and GPRS.
All these technical specifications were spotted on a box that will allegedly protect the ASUS Padfone 2 when the shipping will start. Anyway, we are recommending you to take the news with a pinch of salt and wait until October 16th to see the official specifications of the interesting ASUS Padfone 2.