Snapdragon 820 powered Asus Padfone being prepped for March release?

Snapdragon 820 powered Asus Padfone being prepped for March release?
Last week, Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang posted on his Weibo page that he expected the Snapdragon 820 chipset would start shipping this December, and would first appear in smartphones launching in March. That dovetails perfectly with a social media posting by tipster Leaksfly which states that the Asus PadFone S2 will be released next March, powered by the Snapdragon 820.

According to Leaksfly, the device will be equipped with a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. 4GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB/64GB of internal storage. A 20.7MP camera will adorn the rear of the phone, with an 8MP snapper in front ready to snap selfies and handle video chats. A 3060mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The tablet dock that employs the PadFone S2 will feature a 10-inch screen with a 5100mAh battery. If you're not familiar with the PadFone series, the phone connects to a dock on the tablet and becomes the "brains" of the slate. Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment.

If Mr. Jiutang is correct and Qualcomm's new chipset isn't employed on a newly released device until March, the PadFone S2 still isn't expected to be the first to market with the Snapdragon 820 inside. That honor, according to the analyst, will belong to the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus.

via: Mobipicker

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