Asus Padfone X with Android 4.4 KitKat spotted in benchmark, might be released soon
An unannounced Asus Padfone, dubbed Padfone X, has been found in AnTuTu’s database recently. Reportedly, this is the successor to the Padfone 2 introduced at the end of 2012 - thus one year ago.
From the info revealed by AnTuTu, we know that the Padfone X (or Padfone 3 - perhaps this will be its final name) runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (the MSM-8974AB, to be exact), while other features include a 1200 x 1920 pixels display of unknown size, a rear camera of at least 5MP, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. 1200 x 1920 is almost surely the pixel resolution of the Padfone X's smartphone display, but the tablet accompanying it may have a similar resolution. Naturally, we must keep in mind that this is preliminary info, so the specs may change before the Padfone X becomes official.
The Padfone X has scored really high in AnTuTu Benchmark v4.0 - as you’d expect from a quad-core device that’s running KitKat. It is not clear when (or if) Asus is planning to announce the device. But we can see the company unveiling it at CES 2014 in January, or during MWC in February.
Is anyone looking forward for yet another possibly expensive Padfone from Asus? If we're taking into consideration the sales of the Padfone 2 (sold in almost 1 million units as of February), the answer seems to be yes.