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

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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