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

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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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posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:55

1. kinz1515 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Dec 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.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:30 2

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 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!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:09

4. buccob (Posts: 2736; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:41 2

3. lallolu (Posts: 560; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:41

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

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

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:41

6. buccob (Posts: 2736; Member since: 19 Jun 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

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 14:04

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 17:20

8. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)

Why do phone makers think bigger is better?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:14

9. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 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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