ASUS Padfone 2 has Officially Revealed – Specs and Features

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Asus has officially revealed its new PadFone in Milan, Italy which was named as “Padfone 2“. It is a combination of an Android smartphone and dockable tablet for mobile flexibility. The smartphone sports a slightly larger 4.7 inch Super IPS+ display with a 720p resolution. In terms of the tablet it has a 10.1 inch IPS display with a 1280×800 pixels resolution. The display uses scratch-resistant corning fit glass and offers wide viewing angle and 550 nits brightness for stunning outdoor visibility.

Apps are optimized to support both tablet and phone modes, offering an instant transition between smartphone and tablet screen sizes. The Padfone 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz and along with it come 2GB of RAM.

It has 1.2 megapixel front facing camera and 13 megapixel rear camera with an f/2.4 BSI sensor. It supports 1080p video recording and 30 frames per second. It is equipped with all the latest connectivity options including NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE capabilities. It utilizes micro-SIM cards.

The Padfone 2 Station has 5,000 mAh Battery gives upto 36 hours of 3G talk-time and Padfone 2 has 2,140 mAh battery and provides upto 16 hours of 3G talktime and 13 hours Wi-Fi web browsing. One upside of the Padfone is it weighs only 649g (including both phone and tablet). The Padfone Station does not contribute that much, but the Padfone 2 has enough features for both of them, yes it includes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean will be coming soon), LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 720p video capture at 60fps.

It will be available in white and black colors and will come in three sizes of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The black colored version is likely to go on sale in Taiwan starting next week. The price starts from $620 for the 16GB variant and goes up to $750 for the 64GB variant. It comes with additional 50GB of free Asus Web Storage for the first two years. Data syncing between devices is easy as the Padfone 2 storage is used by PadFone 2 Station when the two are connected.

Padfone 2 also features a new version of the SuperNote app that instantly converts handwritten notes made in multiple languages into editable text. Its instant Translation tool also translates words, phrases or sentence in an e.mail, web page or app at a touch, without the need for a third party translation tool.

Let’s take a quick look at the highlighted features of ASUS Padfone 2 Smartphone:

  • 16/32/64GB internal storage, 2GB of RAM
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip
  • 13 megapixel high-performance camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.0 (upgradeable to Android 4.1)
  • 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 HD Super IPS+ display
  • NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Weight: 135g
  • ASUS SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves
  • 2140 mAh battery
  • 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ and 100Mbit/s LTE

Highlighted features of Asus Padfone 2 Tablet Station:

  • Weight: 649g
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 10.1 inch 1280×800 display
  • ASUS SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves
About Sarvesh Darak

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