ASUS to hold a pair of Padfone 2 events on October 16th
Ironically, it was just Tuesday when a device labeled as the ASUS Padforne 2 was displayed on the AnTuTu benchmark web site racking up an impressive score of 13,950. To put that in perspective, it is about 450 points more than what the Samsung GALAXY Note II scored. The high score could be indicative of a quad-core Qualcomm S4 quad-core APQ8064 under the hood with an Adreno 320 GPU crunching the graphics.
The original ASUS Padfone consisted of a smartphone which fit into a dock on a 10.1 inch display to drive the tablet. An optional QWERTY keyboard dock turns the tablet into a laptop. You can check out the video below to see how the ASUS Padfone transformed. The device did not enjoy any sort of brisk sales that would normally warrant a sequel. Still, the manufacturer feels that the entire Padfone concept does have some merit to it, enough to give it another shot, anyway.
As noted on the invitations, the events introducing the ASUS Padfone 2 will be held October 16th in Milan, Italy and in Taipei, Taiwan.
source: ASUS via NotebookItalia, Phandroid
2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh my gosh. if this comes to Verizon in time for the holidays i'm going to have so many tough choices...
3. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
My preference: 4.5" display (minimus) instead of 4.3". But 4.3" its acceptable.
4. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)
Biggggger Display !!! for Smartphone and Dock !
5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Wow, that's impressive!
The Optimus G and the Note II with JB destroyed everything in performance, now we have another contender! Go Asus! :D
6. buccob (Posts: 1636; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
If this come out sonner than 2013, I will sell my S3 and get the PadFone2 with all the toys
11. buccob (Posts: 1636; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Now with the specs leaked... I will buy this phone no matter if it come out mid 2013... this is my next smartphone.
8. JDMC..SmartphoneFan (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Oh my God :O this is awesome , but have the same processor and GPU of the Optimus G so the LG would be interesting too.
9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
GS3 killer , can't wait
I don't like the gs3 but I gotta admit its one of the best smartphone on sale
Secretly in my heart I've been searching for a GS3 killer
HTC one x is everything but sometimes not as smooth as GS3
10. jhattara (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Got the original and the concept is brilliant. Just hoping they'll keep also a sub-4.5" PadFone in their catalogue after the original leaves market. IMHO Asus is currently the #1 manufacturer of high-end Android devices in all categories.
12. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)
Wanт to see ASUS PadFone 2 in U.S. with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.
But it will Not be profitable for operators due to the: ONE DATA PLAN
SO WE NEVER SEE PadFone 2 FROM AMERICAN PROVIDORS ?
14. Padfoneluva (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Well according to ASUS Padfone is coming to the US with much arm twisting on the part of ASUS. I hate hemroid so hopefully there will be a windows phone 8 version.
13. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)
Wanт to see ASUS PadFone 2 in U.S. with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular, with in DISCOUNT Price of Two Years Contract.
But it will not be profitable for them due to the: ONE DATA PLAN!
SO FOR THIS REASON WE NEVER SEE PadFone 2 FROM THE AMERICAN PROVIDORS ?
15. Padfoneluva (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Anybody with half a brain will climb abord the Padfone train but they really need a windows phone 8 version.