New Delhi: Asus on Tuesday unveiled its new PadFone named "PadFone 2", which includes a quad-core smartphone and a tablet. The Asus PadFone 2 is a 4.7-inch Android smartphone that docks with the PadFone 2 Station to become a 10.1-inch tablet.
At 649g, the combined weight of both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station is claimed to be lighter than most tablets on the market. The PadFone 2 comes with a 2140mAh battery that is said to offer up to 16 hours 3G talk-time and 13 hours Wi-Fi web browsing, while PadFone 2 Station is armed with a 5000mAh battery that is claimed to give up to 36 hours 3G talk-time. PadFone 2 Station's internal battery is touted to have enough capacity to recharge the docked PadFone 2 three times over.
The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It features a 4.7-inch display with a resoltuion of 1280 x 720 HD Super IPS+ scratch-resistant display.
The Padfone 2 has a 13-megapixel camera with no shutter lag. Burst mode can capture up to 100 shots at a quick six shots per second. It can record 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60fps. PadFone 2 also features a new version of the SuperNote app that converts handwritten notes made in multiple languages into editable text. The PadFone 2 will come in three models - 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.
The Asus PadFone 2 will be launched before the end of December in Europe (Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden) and Asia (Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE). The availability in other countries will be announced at a later date.