When ASUS first announced its PadFone, it piqued the interest of quite a few of our readers; a high-end smartphone, that could slot into a larger, tablet form-factor. Alas, however, through a combination of poor awareness, late releases and not exactly the sleekest design the world has ever seen, the original PadFone slipped mostly under the radar.
Adamant that there is potential in the PadFone concept, ASUS has further developed its line and is fast approaching the release of the PadFone 2. Following much of the same principals of the original, device hardware will be uncompromising and, lining-up with the current high-end market, display size has increased. What we know about the PadFone 2 thus far:
- Quad-core LTE CPU (potential for a Snapdragon S4 Pro)
- 4.7in HD display
- 13MP rear-facing camera
- Likely to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Slimmer and lighter than its predecessor