Asus Padfone 2 gets approval from the Global Certification Forum

Asus Padfone 2 gets approval from the Global Certification Forum
GCF approval confirms LTE connectivity on the Asus Padfone 2

GCF approval confirms LTE connectivity on the Asus Padfone 2

We are already waiting with baited breath for the introduction of the Asus Padfone 2 on October 16th. The early indications are that this is going to be quite a powerful device. If you recall, the Asus Pasfone 2 scored an impressive 13,950 on the AnTuTu benchmark site, surpassing the Samsung GALAXY Note II by 450 points. That could mean that the phone will feature the quad-core Qualcomm S4 quad-core APQ8064 under the hood with an Adreno 320 GPU crunching the graphics and Android 4.1 installed.

One thing we do know, is that thanks to the approval from the Global Certification Forum, the Asus Padfone 2 has European, Asian and Latin American LTE connectivity on bands 3, 7 and 20. We expect to see GCF approval for U.S. LTE bands shortly.

The concept of the Asus Padfone is simple. The Padfone can be used on its own, or plugged into a dock which turns it into a tablet. The tablet can then be plugged into a QWERTY keyboard dock to turn it into a laptop computer. Asus plans on announcing the Asus Padfone 2 a week from Tuesday in both Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan.

source: GCF via UnwiredView

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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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23 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good, waiting for more news about Asus Padfone 2 and new Nexus smartphones and then I will make decision what to buy. So far my candidates are HTC One X+ and LG Optimus G.

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I dont get how the onex+ got over 14000 on Antutu despite only being a tegra 3? Thought the S4 pro would tear it apart..

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

AnTuTu: HTC One X+ score is: 13801 LG Optimus G score is: 13643 Quadrant: HTC One X+ score is: 7547 LG Optimus G score is: 7310 But we also should remember that HTC One X+ runs with JB while LG Optimus G runs with ICS.

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I know, I saw that AnTuTu score in www.htcinside.de video. I just took results from official AnTuTu web page. :)

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Main differences between Tegra T30 and T33: HTC One X use Tegra 3 (T30): CPU: 1.4 GHz in Quad-Core mode and up to 1.5 GHz in Single-Core mode Memory: 750MHz (6 GB/sec) HTC One X+ use Tegra 3 (T33): CPU: 1.6 GHz in Quad-Core mode and up to 1.7 GHz in Single-Core mode Memory: 800MHz (6.4 GB/sec)

8. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

What about the main comparison between the T33 gpu single channel vs the Adreno 320 gpu dual channel used in s4 pro....Which is truly better in performance....?? ... and i heard that this new tegra 3 cpu is supposed to be much more battery efficient and a much more of a beast compared to the old tegra 3, but is it really battery effiecent as they say it is or does it really mean it'll just drain the battery quicker...??

14. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Both the T30 and T33 have the same GPU: 520 MHz ULP GeForce, so the only gain there is the quicker memory and it should drain the battery as the old one. Probably what you heard about is the next generation of Tegra, that will use Kepler cores instead of Fermi and should be both more powerful and battery efficient.

22. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

TylerGrunter, PhoneArenaUser: Thanks for the update...

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

According to current available information, Tegra T33 is just overclocked T30. So Tegra T33 should eat more energy than T30.

12. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

one thing i am worrying about is the price

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

the padfone was really an innovation too bad a lot of people dont see it! and too pricey too!

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Wrong! It's just a creation, not innovation. Innovation = Creation -> Implementation -> Popularization Asus has many brilliant ideas but their poor manufacturing (leading to poor build quality) and poor firmware support (yeah quick update but somewhat worthless) waste these ideas.

9. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You really have no idea of what a reliable and quality product is... And I can see you have never own an Asus device.

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Tablet: I had TF101, TF201 and TF700T. You can go to xda to see how people complainted =))

15. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If you really have problems with a TF101... and decided to give a second chance with a TF201, Then WTF did you buy a TF700T? I am loving my Asus Notebook, I know they might have different quality controls for their different products and departments... but for $800 I got an equivalent to a $1500 MacBook Pro... And the quality it is really comparable.. Anyway I really hope they do right with the PadFone 2 because I am ready to sell the SGS3 for it

16. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

By the way, my notebook is an Asus U47A... worth checking out

17. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Because of the keyboard dock =)) My first tf101 is the best Transformer. A little bit cracking issue. Their honeycomb is not bad. But after updating to ICS, it's like catastrophe. I decided to upgrade to tf201. OMFG: wifi sucked, no GPS, loosing screen and the most horrible quad-core ever (lag even in NVIDIA games) and poor codec support. When I saw tf700T: "Oh it is great. No 100% metal body so the wifi and GPS are better. Screen is great and I'm sure Asus got some points after the failure of TF201 (delaying this tablet for so long)". But still lag, still not good wifi (though much better than tf201), loosing screen, I/O floating issue,... I know somebody pass all issues after returning 4-5 times (on xda), but sorry Asus, I cannot suffer you anymore.

20. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well I am sorry you had a bad experience... I will keep that in mind... but will probably have my own opinions if I can get a hold of the PadFone... I think that relating to the PadFone they have had a widely positive reviews... Hopefully the PadFone 2 can surpass that.

13. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

their devices are solid but pricing is really just not priced correctly

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

asus is way better than acer!

5. MeoCao unregistered

Asus must be able to sell phones first, and the pad should be seen as an accessory only. we can buy great tablet for $400 then the pad should be priced $100 at most.

23. Padfoneluva

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

I had never heard of ASUS until I bought my G73jh laptop last year, I now use it more than my desktop. I hate hemroid but for the Padfone I'm willing to give it a shot. But what I really want is a Winphone 8 powered Padfone. Since ASUS has said it wants to get into the WP8 arena I don't see why they couldn't make one and there is a rumor there will be a Padfone 3.

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