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New ASUS PadFone Infinity Launch Set for Sept. 17

by Jacob Kleinman | September 11, 2013September 11, 2013 10:00 am PDT

Asus finally confirmed the rumors today, unveiling a Web site and short YouTube video to promote the updated PadFone Infinity. The refreshed smartphone-tablet hybrid will launch next week on Sept. 17 at a special event hosted by CEO Jerry Shen in Taipei.

Thanks to a series of leaks last month, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new device. The updated PadFone will likely boast a Snapdragon 800 processor, a microSD slot, a noise canceling microphone, and come in black and white models. Seems odd the company didn’t officially reveal it during IFA 2013 last week, though.

The refreshed A86 model offers the same dimensions and design as the current A80, and will likely fit right into its accompanying tablet. Asus continues to roll out new versions of the PadFone, a smartphone that can power up a special Android slate by sliding into a slot in the back. We’re not expecting much more that a light refresh, but it should still be interesting to see what the Taiwanese company unveils next week.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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