ASUS will keep its phone/tablet hybrid line rolling with the new PadFone Infinity.
The new PadFone Infinity will continue the concept of a phone that docks with a tablet for an all-in-one experience, but there are a few changes this time around. The phone portion of the equation has been upped from 4.7-inches to 5-inches and will now feature a 1080p display with 441 pixels per inch. The 10.1-inch tablet dock has been upped to a 1920 x 1200 display, so no matter which way you use the device you should have a gorgeous display.
As for what will be powering this new combination device, you’ll find Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, either 32 or 64GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, support for DC-HSPA+, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, LTE and WCDMA and GLONASS. There’s also a 13MP camera on the back with a 2MP shooter up front.
The phone will be powered by a 2400mAh batter that will give you up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, and the tablet will add another 11 hours to that.
The PadFone Infinity will launch in Europe in April, and at some unknown date through out Asia.
ASUS Announces PadFone™ Infinity
LTE smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display combines with a 10.1-inch tablet dock
for seamless mobile flexibility
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (25th February, 2013) — ASUS today announced PadFone™ Infinity, a powerful LTE smartphone with a sleek metallic design and a 5-inch Full HD display that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet when docked to its companion PadFone™ Infinity Station. PadFone™ Infinity features Android 4.2 and groundbreaking mobile performance, thanks to its next-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 quad-core processor and up to 19 hours* of 3G talk time.
“PadFone™ Infinity is the latest evolution of our PadFone™ line,” said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman. “It combines incredible design with an uncompromised user experience derived from our Design Thinking philosophy.”
Premium design with premium performance
With a slender unibody design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum, ASUS PadFone™ Infinity is both beautiful and durable. The 5-inch screen features a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution with an extraordinary 441 pixels-per-inch for text so crisp it looks like a printed page and wonderfully detailed high-resolution images. 64GB of storage complements the class-leading Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor for a smooth and responsive premium Android experience, while 100Mbit/s LTE and 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ ensure super-fast web browsing and downloads.
ASUS PadFone™ Infinity features a high-performance 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 5-element lens that captures incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. A dedicated image signal-processor enhances low-light image quality and enables PadFone™ Infinity to capture up to 100 sequential photos at 8 frames-per-second, while simultaneously recording 1080p Full HD video. PadFone™ Infinity can also output 1080p Full HD video via its micro-USB-compatible MyDP interface.
Share apps and mobile data instantly
The unique two-in-one nature of ASUS PadFone™ removes the tedious need to synchronize data between smartphone and tablet. Data and settings on PadFone™ Infinity are available instantly on PadFone™ Infinity Station upon docking, and running apps are smoothly reformatted to fit the larger display. Mobile data bills are also reduced, since a single data plan can be shared between both devices.
PadFone™ Infinity comes with new and exclusive ASUS apps, including SuperNote 3.1 for note taking, Story for creating stunning photo albums and ASUS Echo for voice control of PadFone™ Infinity.
PadFone™ Infinity has up to 19 hours of 3G talk time*, which increases to up to 40 hours when docked into PadFone™ Infinity Station. PadFone™ Infinity Station also has sufficient battery capacity to fully recharge the docked PadFone™ Infinity up to three times.