Taiwanese electronics giant Asus teased about the PadFone Infinity weeks before the Mobile World Congress (MWC). On Monday it officially announced PadFone Infinity at the ongoing MWC in Barcelona.
The PadFone Infinity is two devices (phone + tablet) bundled into one. The smartphone can be docked into the tablet (Asus calls it as Infinity Station) for big-screen experience. The device has a sleek metallic unibody design and has been crafted with aerospace-grade aluminum for more durability.
The smartphone comes with 5 inch Super IPS + LCD display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core chipset clocked at 1.7GHz, Adreno 320 graphic processor unit, paired with 2GB of RAM and operates on Android 4.2 operating system. The Infinity Station features a 10.1 inch full HD display at 1920 X 1200 pixels resolution.
It features a high-performance 13 megapixel camera at the back with a dedicated image signal-processor to enhance low light images quality and to capture 100 sequential photos at 8 frames per seconds as well as recording 1080p Full HD video simultaneously. It has 2 megapixel camera on both smartphone and tablet.
The PadFone Infinity comes with all standard connectivity options such as LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS with GLONASS and uses a nano-SIM. It has 64GB internal storage but no option for expanding memory.
The device comes with new and exclusive Asus apps which includes SuperNote 3.1 for note taking and Asus Echo for voice control. The company claims that PadFone Infinity has up to 19 hours of 3G talk time and when docked into Infinity Station it increases battery life up to 40 hours. The Infinity Station also has sufficient battery capacity to fully recharge the docked phone up to three times.
The Asus PadFone Infinity will be available in Taiwan by April and selected other countries from second quarter of 2013.
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