Asus unveils the new PadFone Infinity, with Snapdragon 800 and pixel-binning camera

Asus unveils the new PadFone Infinity, with Snapdragon 800 and pixel-binning camera
It wasn't long ago that Asus took the wraps off the PadFone Infinity and its station, and now we have the second version officially shown to the world, just as promised. The first one sports Snapdragon 600, but this time we have the true Snapdragon 800 powerhouse, plus a microSD slot and these are the main differences from the one announced early in the year.

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 PureView Phase 1 technology.

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.


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20 Comments

1. abhi12345

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

2. android_hitman unregistered

u mad? your comparison is childish

4. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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.

10. Suo.Eno

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...

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

iPhone users lap uo their crappy 1500mah and would probably try to tell you it outperforms a 3000mah one because its made by apple.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I take it seriously and I'm not an iPhone user... :(

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I agree with you. 2400mAh will not catch too much attention... having dock or not

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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.

15. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Most of the time you won't be docked.. as it's a phone first and foremost. And as such.. 2400 for a 5" is weak. Same reason Z Ultra won't be that common. Because it's way too big as a PHONE.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

4X brightness! Is it really capable of or just a gimmick?

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Asus stepping up their game. Hopefully we get a full on review for this

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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 :)

19. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

7. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Isn't the Pureview pixel-binning tech patented by Nokia?

8. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

impressive!!!

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Not bad (and I love asus), but it should be called iPadFone! :)

16. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

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.

17. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Say it ain't so, Asus, don't make me throw in the towel on this three times in a row for hoping it comes to T-Mobile in the US.

18. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Why won't they put a freaking pentaband chip at least in it. I've been wanting to get one since the first but I'll only get EDGE with AT&T

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