ASUS has officially announced the PadFone 2 at an event scheduled in Taiwan. The ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone sports a 4.7-inch Super IPS+ 720p panel, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera at the back. Unfortunately the device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but ASUS has promised a Jelly Bean upgrade soon. The USP of the smartphone, i.e., the PadFone tablet station comes with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution.
Other than a 4.7-inch screen, the ASUS PadFone 2 is powered by a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 2140mAh battery. As far as storage is concerned, the device will be available in 3 storage option including 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. You can extend the storage using the MicroSD card slot, and you even get 50GB of ASUS cloud storage. This device keeps you connected as it offers NFC, 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE.
The tablet station is relatively lighter than the previous version, and weighs 649gms with the phone docked in—cutting 200gms. The PadFone station carries a 5000 mAh battery for that extra support.
ASUS PadFone 2 Introductory Video
ASUS PadFone 2 Image Gallery
Price and Availability
The ASUS PadFone 2 without the PadFone Station will be available between $620 to $750 depending on the internal storage option you opt for. The PadFone station will cost you an additional US $210 over this. The PadFone 2 will be launched before the end of December in Europe (Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden) and Asia (Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.A.E). Availability in other countries will be announced at a later date.
Product Website: http://www.asus.com/Mobile/PadFone2/
Source: ASUS Press Release