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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9 Comments

1. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Very "hot" specs

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Very next "Year" specs..

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup, they need to begin to use heat pipes at this rate, to distribute the heat over a larger surface area at the very least.. That said, tablets and such do not in my mind 'need' more power then what they have currently, oh yes, sure for running the tablet screen at an insane resolution, yes...but we do not 'need' that especially on a tablet, the die shrinks are slowing down, it is becoming harder and harder to make stuff smaller, and thus demanding more power makes them hotter...

3. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

That seems like a deal to me!

4. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So all the major flagships coming out later this year except maybe the Note 5 will have a Qualcomm 820 or the duel core version with weaker graphics..... Awesome news

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

A phone tablet weird i just get the phone haha.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

This is part of how I want SmartPhones to evolve. I want Microsoft to make a Surface Phone. Surface Phone = ASUS PadFone Idea + ASUS ZenFone 2-like Intel Processor (with performance on par with today's i5 U processors) + Windows Phone Continuum (advanced to the point where Windows Phones can run legacy Desktop applications). or Surface Phone + ASUS PadFone-like Tab Dock = Surface Pro = Tablet + Digitizer Drawing Board (bit.ly/1AWZ58u) + Laptop (with it's Type Cover) + Desktop (with it's Docking Station) That will be beyond justify SmartPhones with a price tag of $1000+, and I'd proudly buy such as my first Windows Phone, in a heartbeat.

7. mipado

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I thought that upcoming Nexus devices were going to employ the 820soc? Typically they release in November, so either they will be relegated to the 810soc v2.1 or won't come out till the spring, if this analyst is correct

9. waddup121 unregistered

cool beans

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