Asus Padfone 2 appears in video tour

Asus Padfone 2 appears in video tour
On Tuesday, Asus plans on introducing the Asus Padfone 2 in two locations, Taipei in Taiwan and Milan in Italy. The device takes a smartphone and turns it into a tablet driven by the phone. Add the QWERTY dock and you have a laptop computer. The Asus Padfone 2 is a nice step up, specs wise, from the original model and scored 13,950 on the AnTuTu Benchmark website which was 450 points higher than the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

The 4.7 inch screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 which gives the handset a pixel density of 312ppi. A quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 is under the hood along with the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM puts a smile on multitasking users of the device. The 13MP camera on back captures video in 1080p at 30 fps and the front-facing 1.3MP shooter is great for self-portraits and video chat.

We have a number of pictures and a video for your pleasure. The photographs come from those serial leakers at evleaks while Bloomberg Television India was able to get a video from Asus CEO Jerry Chen. While the first version of the Asus Padfone was a curiosity, it looks like the sequel is a mighty powerful smartphone/tablet/laptop.

source: BloombergTVIndia, NoteBookItalia (translated), evleaks via Engadget






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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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34 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

the phone has 4s design elements but looks much better than 4s and iphone 5. the pad wedge shape doesn't look very convincing, but much will depends on the software and price. very interesting device

4. MeoCao unregistered

I watched the video and it appeared that the wedge shape is from the laptop, not Padfone.

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

lol, slide system is broken for me! nothing like [/slide] [slide] to go around! Seriosuly however, I want to see this close up and find out the specs of the tablet interface! ~

5. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

Yay! the slide system is broken! I can see all the images on the page like I have computer with a monitor with a resolution over 800x600. As far as I know, the tablets are little more than batteries and screens in this setup. Maybe some better speakers and ports. Also, I love Asus' designs for some reason. They seem to do subtle well enough that it looks like the device I want. Samsung's designs are over the top. HTC has a sort of 'me too' look about them that works well but just feels a little too... Windows 98. By this I mean Mr. Jobs' assertion that Microsoft has no culture years ago. The Nexus designs always feel a bit boring to me with the Nexus S being the last desirable looking one and that only being a result of minimalism. The Lumias look like I'd think the design was great all the way into my second week owning it when I'll wish I'd just gotten a black one. The physical design is great, but those colors are too bright for an everyday device (Very strictly IMO). Asus seems to nail that mark in between looking too much like a toy and looking like a grown adults tool for life. Maybe I'm a little biased. Well, this turned out not to be so much a reply to Hammerfest (which sounds like a much more focused oktoberfest) but my thoughts on mobile design.

6. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

Looking at the video again. The tablet looks so minimal. Man, I hope it doesn't sit weird on a table with that phone bulging out in the middle.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

MSM8960T or MPQ8064 AT 2.0GHZ with DDR3 2GB RAM 400PPI ADRENO 320 QUADCORE is that asking to much.... Please

8. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

You are wrong.. S4 pro cannot be clocked to 2.0ghz and its APQ8064 instead of MPQ8064.. 400ppi is actually useless as our eyes can hardly diffentate between 300ppi and 330ppi.. (Yes..you are asking tooo much)

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Is that why on the Note 2 the text arnt sharp....

22. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Who said that note 2s display isn't sharp? It has 267 ppi with non pentile oled display..who thinks its not good????

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

if it would of been S LCD the pixel density would of been much higher..... amoled seems old and too dimm

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

How would the density been much higher if it was S-LCD? I think S-Amoled is very nice on my GS2, even with only 206 ppi, I like the saturation and contrast (even though it hurts my eyes sometimes). I generally enjoy S-LCD more, but Amoled is still very nice.

32. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

amoled displays are amazing.. They may not be as realistic and lcds are concerned but it is really attractive. I like it on gneXs and gs2..!

29. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You can't really compare 267 ppi to 300+ ppi... Wait until the Note 2's display gets scaled down so it has about 310 ppi, then it will be great.

33. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

He'l not understand coz he is a TROLL as his name suggests..!

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Seeeeesh every phone is being announced except the 5" phablet. Im starting to get worried.

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Are you talking about HTC 5" phablet with 1080p resolution??

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

yup yup, the one im supposedly waiting for. Hope it starts selling in stores by christmas :(

16. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Hmm..i am waiting for the next neXus..!

18. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

there will be a lot of nexus devices soon! haha. Not that im buying an LG one if it comes with only 8gb -.- you know how expensive 3g plans are in my country

21. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Which country are from? Me to definitely not buy the LG neXus just because of its branding. In my country LG is considered a very bad company only meant for refrigerators and microwaves(lol!!) Looking forward for the Xperia nexus!

24. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I think LG has a bad reputation globally :L haha. And im from NZ. Xperia or HTC nexus come at me too!! Was actually contempt with Razr designs but the new ones make me scratch my head :( Ill go for sony or htc

26. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

im with yall on the sony n Htc part.......cant wait to see a sony nexus!

31. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

MEeeee tooo!!! 2013 iz gonNA bE aMaZIn...!!!

30. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

lets wait and see.. I prefer sony because it has heavily contributed to AOSP.. xda support and open source hardware is very important for me.. HTC is the best in its build quality! Moto fail..with their locked bootloaders. !!

11. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

his accent is nasty

12. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

ayyy. No need for that here.

17. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I don't think so..

13. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

With all these companies making so many awesome devices this fall, it's getting harder to choose!

14. buccob

Posts: 2950; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Alright, I am definitely selling my SGS3 for this... PLEASE ASUS release it soon after announcement.

15. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

ohh,..I'm more interested in that dual screen win8 laptop.

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