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Asus Padfone 2 pictured in white

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The Asus Padfone 2 in black

The Asus Padfone 2 in black

The Asus Padfone 2 is the sequel to one of the unique handsets in the market. The device can be plugged into a tablet dock to become the brains of an Android tablet. Add the optional QWERTY keyboard, and you have a laptop computer. Asus has really updated the specs for the Asus Padfone 2, adding a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro APQ8064 processor, and the manufacturer even included 2GB of RAM to go along with the larger 4.7 inch screen. The whole system smacks of being a top shelf device.

At the time that the Asus Padfone 2 was announced, the company said that it would be available in black or white. So far, only the former model has been seen. That is, until now. Photos of the stunning looking Asus Padfone 2 in white have been leaked and while it shows white just about everywhere, the bezel around the front of the tablet dock remains black.

The Asus Padfone 2 is expected to launch in Europe and Asia at the end of next month with Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.A.E.getting first dibs at the device. The Asus Padfone 2 in Europe will cost €799 (around $1,040 USD) for the 32GB model, and €899 ($1,170 USD) for the 64GB variant.

source: VRZone via AndroidCentral





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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:44

1. Aeires (unregistered)


This was the phone I wanted the most but got tired of waiting for it to come to T-Mobile so I ordered the N4 instead. I still like what I see with this concept, especially when the videos of the computer monitor docking station were released. Maybe I'll get the Padfone 4, the N4 should last me at least two years before needing to upgrade again. I hope Asus has a lot of success with this phone, I feel they've just scratched the surface with the potential it has. This phone just screams for a dual boot Android/Ubuntu combination that would totally knock the docking station out of the park.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:17 1

2. hung2900 (Posts: 794; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Yep, the combo nexus 4 & nexus 10 is way better and cheaper

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:22

12. sonykov (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


i don't believe so

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:35

16. pulkit.tyagi (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


it is 349+399=749 and only the phone part of padfone will be $650. so do the math. and for that price you are getting two device that can function at the same time .

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:21 1

3. rocketlog (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I think the current mobile processors are already powerful enough to get the docking phone-tablet / phone-laptop combo working.

Moto's lapdock was too slow when it came out. The OG Padfone still had quite a bit of software work needed on it to really be called a "combo". I hope this time around everything meshes together to really show what great potential this has.

I also like the change in the attaching mechanism from the OG Padfone. Sliding the phone in or out is way better than having to open a latch, putting the phone in and closing it.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:44

4. dickwyn (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2012)


didnt they briefly show the white one at the launch event

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 21:36 1

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2462; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


this phone looks amazing....

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 21:51 2

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I like the concept.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 21:58 2

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This is innovation.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 00:05 1

8. imkyle (Posts: 989; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Too bad it wasn't released on Networks in the US.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 01:21

9. JunBringer (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Does it have an SD Card slot?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 01:47

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Yes . The original padfone have it , so the sequel should have it too . But the padfone station is quite expensive

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:21

11. sonykov (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


no it doesn't have SD card slot (niether the phone nor the station), but it does come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 13:50

14. buccob (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah this is the only drawback... but it is confirm to be MHL standard and also the station is USB On The Go compatible

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:19

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Thick bezels.. ><

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:00

15. buccob (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


the only thick bezel is on the bottom... the rest is equal or smaller than the SGS3

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