Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity caught on camera, could be released in September

Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity caught on camera, could be released in September
We first saw the ASUS PadFone Infinity at Mobile World Congress (MWC) back in February. At that time, the device was listed as model A80, and it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Some new pictures are showing what looks to be an updated ASUS PadFone Infinity handset that could be released as soon as September (aka next month) in Taiwan.

Early reports are saying that this is just a refresh, and not a full upgrade to the entire system. Apparently, the new model is labeled as the A86, and on the outside it looks exactly like the original PadFone Infinity (although there is now a white option to go with the brushed chrome). It seems that ASUS has kept the dimensions exactly the same, so the new handset will work with the old tablet dock. The big difference is that the refresh bumps the SoC to a Snapdragon 800, as we saw in a benchmarks leak last month.

No word on pricing, an exact release date, or on the chances that we see this device cross the Pacific and make it to the U.S., but we'll let you know if any info does come out. 


source: ePrice via pocketnow

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PadFone Infinity
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2400 mAh(19h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. kinz1515

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Looks like they have added a MicroSD card slot on the left side of the phone, right next to the MicroSIM car slot. Expanded memory? Yes!!! I just hope they announce a lot of stuff at IFA Berlin and steal the show.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This is a start of a new trend with micro updates in hardware within the model life cycle. Its good and bad for both manufacturer and customer. But Cash is King! So keep it coming!!

4. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Exactly they are turning into "car" updates... next year they add a couple of sensors... and the following a card slot... etc

3. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Asus phones are too expensive and they are even not well distributed.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did anyone notice the atrocious icon for the messaging app on the right in picture 1?

6. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

whatever, that will soon be replaced by Whatsapp, Hangouts, Viber... or your favorite messaging app... I agree the icon its ugly... but the phone itself is awesome... but too expensive and no America support

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's like the stock one... But SUPER smiley.

8. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

Why do phone makers think bigger is better?

9. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Just so everyone knows, Asus will have phones on US networks in the first quarter of 2014. If anyone thinks its expensive (its a flagship phone) and that is with a tablet dock: 10in screen + battery. Also Asus is one of the best on updates and innovation, so yeah can't wait!

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