Asus PadFone Infinity Lite with Snapdragon 600 processor unveiled
The main difference between the PadFone Infinity Lite and PadFone Infinity 2 is that the former comes with a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor instead of the more capable 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 (also quad-core) that’s powering the latter.
The Infinity Lite seems to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it will probably be updated to 4.4 KitKat at some point. Like all the other PadFone models, the Infinity Lite consists of a smartphone and a tablet dock. The smartphone is a 5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) one with a 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,400 mAh battery. The tablet dock sports a 10.1 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, and includes an extra 5,000 mAh battery.
Asus announced the PadFone Infinity Lite in Taiwan, where the device will be released in March for as low as $463 (13,990 TWD). It looks like customers will have to pay an extra $230 (7,000 TWD) if they also want to get the tablet dock. Asus didn’t say when (or if) the Infinity Lite would be available internationally.
source: Asus (translated) via Sogi.tw (translated)
1. darkskoliro (Posts: 969; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Despite the fact that its similar to padfone 2, I think Asus finally priced the padfone right.
2. lallolu (Posts: 230; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
Is this not the Asus Infinity that was released before infinity 2 some time ago?
3. buccob (Posts: 1421; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Seems like it... basically they are re-branding the original PadFone Infinity as "Lite".... hopefully this version keeps the microSD slot like the Infinity 2
4. Finalflash (Posts: 1729; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I doubt it, this seems to be a straight up re-release of the orginical A80 padfone infinity (I have that one). This also coincides with their promise to update the A80 to KitKat in Q1, which would probably time it with the US release. Also, I bet the tablet is 1920x1200, which is the spec of the tablet dock I got with it.
5. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
I really find this concept innovative and practical, I just don't understand why aren't more OEMs doing this.