Asus unveils the new PadFone Infinity, with Snapdragon 800 and pixel-binning camera
It wasn't long ago that Asus took the wraps off the PadFone Infinity and its station, and now we have the second version officially shown to the world, just as promised. The first one sports Snapdragon 600, but this time we have the true Snapdragon 800 powerhouse, plus a microSD slot and these are the main differences from the one announced early in the year.
A 5" 1080x1920 pixels Super IPS-LCD display is on the handset, and as mentioned a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is running the show, aided by 2 GB of RAM, and backed by a 2400 mAh battery. The 13 MP f/2.0 aperture camera stays, but Asus is using what it calls PixelMaster technology to bin the information from four pixels together into one decked out 3 MP image, similar to Nokia's PureView Phase 1 technology.
Storage gets shrunk to either 16 GB or 32 GB models, instead of 32 GB/64 GB of the original, but that's because you get a memory card slot for expansion now. The phone supports European/Asian networks mainly, with LTE 800/1800/2600 bands, and will arrive with Android 4.2.2 onboard in Titanium Black or Platinum White chassis colors.
The price translates to $640 unsubsidized, while the 10" dock stays the same and will cost $240. If you have the Full HD tablet dock already acquired with the previous PadFone Infinity, it will work just fine with the upgraded version of the phone now.