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ASUS to hold a pair of Padfone 2 events on October 16th

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ASUS to hold a pair of Padfone 2 events on October 16th
Invitation to the dual ASUS Padfone 2 event

Invitation to the dual ASUS Padfone 2 event

ASUS has been sending out invitations for a pair of events that the Taiwan based manufacturer is holding on October 16th. Unlike other manufacturers who use logos with hidden messages, or create a puzzle to keep everyone guessing what the big news is going to be, ASUS simply put it right on the invitation for all to see: Padfone 2.

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

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:28 3

1. Commentator (Posts: 2340; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Neat!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:48 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; 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...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:52 1

3. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


My preference: 4.5" display (minimus) instead of 4.3". But 4.3" its acceptable.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:59 2

4. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)


Biggggger Display !!! for Smartphone and Dock !

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:28 2

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

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:15 3

6. buccob (Posts: 1367; 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

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:27 1

11. buccob (Posts: 1367; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 16:41 1

7. josephnero (Posts: 289; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


iam interested

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:26 1

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.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:17

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

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:21

10. jhattara (Posts: 33; 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:33 1

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 ?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:04

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.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:10

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 ?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:07

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.

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