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

ASUS to hold a pair of Padfone 2 events on October 16th
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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Padfone 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2140 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Neat!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh my gosh. if this comes to Verizon in time for the holidays i'm going to have so many tough choices...

3. MATOZ

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

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

4. AvtoExport

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 02, 2009

Biggggger Display !!! for Smartphone and Dock !

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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

6. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If this come out sonner than 2013, I will sell my S3 and get the PadFone2 with all the toys

11. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Now with the specs leaked... I will buy this phone no matter if it come out mid 2013... this is my next smartphone.

7. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

iam interested

8. JDMC..SmartphoneFan

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

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

10. jhattara

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

12. AvtoExport

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 02, 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 ?

14. Padfoneluva

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

13. AvtoExport

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 02, 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 ?

15. Padfoneluva

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 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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