Asus Officially Announces the PadFone 2: 4.7-inch smartphone & 10.1-inch tablet dock

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Just a few scant months after their first iteration, Asus officially announces the PadFone 2. We knew it was coming. There was too much leaked info over the past few months for any other outcome. Now the Padfone 2 is official and it really looks like Asus is trying to perfect this beast. (For those who missed this, the Padfone 2 is an Android Smartphone & Android Tablet Docking Hybrid.)

    Could they have finally found the right formula, and is the time ripe for a combo product like this one? The specs are quite amazing actually, but only time, and sales numbers, will provide the answer. Here's the breakdown on the new device, followed by a press release below.

    Phone Specs:
    • Display 4.7 inches while reducing the phone’s overall thickness to 9mm
    • The Super IPS+ display carries a 720p HD resolution and 550 nits of brightness
    • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 13MP camera
    • LTE capability
    • 2140mAh battery
    Tablet Specs:
    • Display 10.1 inches
    • Slimmer and lighter design
    • Smaller 5000mAh battery
    • The phone portion now docks via a 13-pin connector without the trapdoor of the progenitor
    • Combined, the two can reach up to 36 hours of talk time
    This could just be the perfect all-around communication device, especially for executive types or travelers. Carry the phone in your pocket and tablet in your briefcase. Use them interchangeably when one is need more than the other. Use them combined for video calls back home to your family. What do you guys think?

  2. MA83

    MA83 Member

    Feb 25, 2012
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    Samsung Fascinate, ASUS TF101-B1, Ainol Novo 7 Aurora
    Nice!!! That's what Padfone #1 should have been!

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