Asus's Padfone Infinity: 5" 1080p Phone Turns Into 10" Tablet

Following the commercial success of the Padfone 2, Asus has announced the Padfone Infinity, a smartphone and tablet hybrid.

Asus' Padfone Infinity is a device that offers a 5-inch (441 pixels per inch) 1080p 4G LTE smartphone that can become a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1080p display. It's powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM, as well as an Adreno 320 GPU.

Also featured is a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony BSI sensor and wide f/2.0 aperture for enhanced low-light performance, accompanied by a front-facing 2-megapixel snapper. The phone itself measures 8.9 mm at its thickest, down to 6.3 mm at its thinnest. In addition to a non-removable 2,400 mAh battery, the hybrid's operating system is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Padfone Infinity Station, meanwhile, houses a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution and a 5,000 mAh battery. Powered by the 5-inch smartphone that docks in it, the station does not feature a standalone processor. It has a front-facing 1-megapixel camera, is 10.7 mm thick and weighs 530 grams.

The Padfone Infinity will be available in 32 GB and 64 GB variants with a nano-SIM card slot. It'll retail for $1,200 and will initially launch in the United Kingdom, although an exact time frame wasn't revealed. Global launch details will be revealed closer to the UK release.

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  • darkchazz
    I'm glad ASUS has switched to qualcomm SoCs.
    Their previous transformer devices had great hardware but severely crippled by slow tegra chips.
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  • fedaykinn
    I have to disagree... I have a Transformer Prime and I don't see how it is "crippled" in any way by Tegra3. I can play all the games in the market with no problems and run any application quite fast. I guess if you look only at certain benchmarks you could say something along those lines, but in "real world" use, the T prime with Tegra 3 has does everything very well. My only complay has nothing to do with the SoC, but with the range of the wifi, which is pretty short... everything else runs perfect.
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  • Anonymous
    Cool, but 1200$ price is a joke. You can get a high end phone and a tablet for that, and you'll end up with two devices usable at the same time.
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