Asus Padfone X with Android 4.4 KitKat spotted in benchmark, might be released soon

Asus Padfone X with Android 4.4 KitKat spotted in benchmark, might be released soon
Asus is really striving to establish the Padfone name as the go-to brand for all those wanting to have the best of a smartphone and a tablet in one device. Just last week, the company announced the Padfone Mini, which will cost about $400, offering a 4.3-inch phone that's docked into a 7-inch tablet. The Mini is Asus' attempt to lure customers who are searching for devices at mid-range prices. Does this mean that there will no longer be any new and expensive Padfones? Why, no, of course not.

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.

source: AnTuTu

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