Asus unveils the new PadFone Infinity, with Snapdragon 800 and pixel-binning camera
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 17, 2013, 2:48 AM
PureView Phase 1 technology.A 5" 1080x1920 pixels Super IPS-LCD display is on the handset, and as mentioned a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is running the show, aided by 2 GB of RAM, and backed by a 2400 mAh battery. The 13 MP f/2.0 aperture camera stays, but Asus is using what it calls PixelMaster technology to bin the information from four pixels together into one decked out 3 MP image, similar to Nokia's
Storage gets shrunk to either 16 GB or 32 GB models, instead of 32 GB/64 GB of the original, but that's because you get a memory card slot for expansion now. The phone supports European/Asian networks mainly, with LTE 800/1800/2600 bands, and will arrive with Android 4.2.2 onboard in Titanium Black or Platinum White chassis colors.
The price translates to $640 unsubsidized, while the 10" dock stays the same and will cost $240. If you have the Full HD tablet dock already acquired with the previous PadFone Infinity, it will work just fine with the upgraded version of the phone now.
Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 16, 2013
2400 mah is a joke for 5 inch. Whoever buys this is an idiot. 1. 5 inch galaxy s4-2600mah 2. 5 inch sony z1-3000 mah 3. 5.2 inch lg g2--3050 mah Asus loses.Asus update record also sucks.Full of bugs
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:55 AM 7
u mad? your comparison is childish
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 3:01 AM 11
Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013
It's not a pad, it's a "dock"... Distinct diff; being that the dock comes 2nd to the phone as far as use case is concerned. And this is close to Q4 2013. There's nothing childish about batt capacity. No one takes a NEW sub 2500mAh device seriously these days...well except for iPhone users maybe...
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 6:18 AM 2
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He mad mad. Doesn't the pad itself have a battery? That's the whole point of this handset, so his rant is instantly obliterated.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:25 AM 1
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4X brightness! Is it really capable of or just a gimmick?
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 3:21 AM 0
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Asus is a huge gimmick company. Quick example:http://i.imgur.com/wOFPhlR.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/3tvsdta.jpg Is it really that much better than the competitions motherboards? Not even close unless your comparing it to the cheapest piece of crap you can find.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:31 AM 1
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Why do asus even bother with their crappy UI? It's basically stock Android but they made it look worse with terrible wallpapers, icons and a frankly awful app drawer. When do phone companies realise they suck at making UIs and just give us stock android? No hate, I like Asus anyway :)
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 4:00 AM 0
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Well, when I tried the PadFone 2 a while back I actually think the UI was not bad... it was the closest to stock Android, so that alone has points over Smsung's and others... BUT I do agree that some icons are horrible... specially the Camera ones including the whole camera interface... But on the other hand I absolutely love their Live Wallpaper, the one with the tree on the field that changes as the time of the day changes, and gives you the current weather animated.... Though, in my personal opinion, between manufacturers skin, I prefer Sony's custom... Not as overwhealming as Samsung's but still rich with similar features
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:59 AM 0
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Does anyone take this device seriously? At the price of the phone + dock you can get a high end phone with better specs and a nexus 7 or some other combination that gives you TWO fully functional devices. I can't imagine this will sell at all. Especially with no prestige cachet. It's purely bounded in geek land, but the n5, z1, g2, n3 all outclass it in various ways. Should be epic fail. Only way it would work if it was $50-100 more than a similar spec phone so you get a good value from the dock.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:40 AM 0
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