The Taiwan-based company has just announced the successor of the ASUS Padfone 2, the smartphone-tablet hybrid. Dubbed ASUS Padfone Infinity, the new smartphone tablet combo comes to replace its predecessor on the market, also receiving upgrades in term of technical specifications.
Keeping the same recipe introduced a couple of years ago by the first ASUS Padfone, the ASUS Padfone Infinity can be easily transformed into a tablet by introducing the smartphone into an especially designed slot on the back of the Padfone Infinity Station.
The technical specifications of the smartphone belonging to the ASUS Padfone Infinity combo, recommend it as a powerful competitor on the Android-powered smartphone segment.
As the full HD 5-inch displays are becoming the standard for the 2013 smartphone segment, the Taiwan-based company have fitted one on its latest release. The chipset underpinning the ASUS Padfone Infinity is a Snapdragon 600 unit based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, helped by an Adreno 320 GOY. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
In terms of connectivity the ASUS Padfone Infinity comes with 4G LTE, WiFi in all standards, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0. The smartphone also comes with a 13 megapixel camera with full HD video recording and 100 shots in burst mode at 8 fps.
Even though Jonney Shih didn’t mentioned the capacity of the battery underpinning the ASUS Padfone Infinity, he said that the terminal is capable of staying awake through 19 hours of 3G talk time.
On the other hand, the ASUS Padfone Infinity Station comes with a 5,000 mAh battery, capable of make the smartphone’s battery last three times longer. The Padfone Infinity Staion has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels.
The ASUS Padfone Infinity also comes with the company’s proprietary apps like SuperNote 3.1, which comes with handwriting support, image copping and voice recognition, ASUS Echo, a Siri-like personal assistant, and ASUS Story, an app that allows you to select photos from different albums, then customize them with maps or text, and create your own story.
The Taiwan-based company announced that the ASUS Padfone Infinity will become available for purchase as of April, at a price of €999.