ASUS has announced PadFone Infinity, a powerful LTE smartphone with a sleek metallic design and a 5" Full HD display that becomes a 10.1" tablet when docked to its companion PadFone Infinity Station. PadFone Infinity features Android 4.2 and groundbreaking mobile performance, thanks to its next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and up to 19 hours of 3G talk time.
"PadFone Infinity is the latest evolution of our PadFone line," said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman. "It combines incredible design with an uncompromised user experience derived from our Design Thinking philosophy."
Premium Design With Premium Performance
With slender unibody design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum, ASUS PadFone Infinity is beautiful and durable. 64GB of storage complements the class-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor for a smooth and responsive premium Android experience, while 100Mbit/s LTE and 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ ensure super-fast web browsing and downloads.
ASUS PadFone Infinity features a high-performance 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 five-element lens that captures incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. A dedicated image signal-processor enhances low-light image quality and enables PadFone Infinity to capture up to 100 sequential photos at 8 frames-per-second, while simultaneously recording 1080p Full HD video. PadFone Infinity can also output 1080p Full HD video via its Micro-USB-compatible MyDP interface.
Share Apps and Mobile Data Instantly
The unique two-in-one nature of ASUS PadFone removes the tedious need to synchronize data between smartphone and tablet. Data and settings on PadFone Infinity are available instantly on PadFone Infinity Station upon docking, and running apps are smoothly reformatted to fit the larger display. Mobile data bills are also reduced, since a single data plan can be shared between both devices.
PadFone Infinity comes with new and exclusive ASUS apps, including SuperNote 3.1 for note taking, Story for creating stunning photo albums and ASUS Echo for voice control of PadFone Infinity.
ASUS PadFone Infinity has up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, increased to up to 40 hours when docked into PadFone Infinity Station. PadFone Infinity Station also has sufficient battery capacity to fully recharge the docked PadFone Infinity up to three times.
ASUS PadFone Infinity will be available in Taiwan from April and selected other countries from early Q2 2013. The combined price of PadFone Infinity 64GB and PadFone Infinity Station is $1300. Exact pricing and specifications will vary by market.