Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity caught on camera, could be released in September
We first saw the ASUS PadFone Infinity at Mobile World Congress (MWC) back in February. At that time, the device was listed as model A80, and it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Some new pictures are showing what looks to be an updated ASUS PadFone Infinity handset that could be released as soon as September (aka next month) in Taiwan.
Early reports are saying that this is just a refresh, and not a full upgrade to the entire system. Apparently, the new model is labeled as the A86, and on the outside it looks exactly like the original PadFone Infinity (although there is now a white option to go with the brushed chrome). It seems that ASUS has kept the dimensions exactly the same, so the new handset will work with the old tablet dock. The big difference is that the refresh bumps the SoC to a Snapdragon 800, as we saw in a benchmarks leak last month.
No word on pricing, an exact release date, or on the chances that we see this device cross the Pacific and make it to the U.S., but we'll let you know if any info does come out.