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Asus Padfone Infinity, a challenge to tablet biggies?

After the flurry of releases from Samsung and Apple, it is refreshing to see some new brands coloring the markets to offer their variants of smart phones and tablets. A bit of spice to the otherwise monopolistic markets with the Korean and Cupertino based companies dominating the scene. Asus, the popular laptop manufacturer has forayed into the Smartphone and tablet sphere with its offering. The latest in the lineup is the Padfone Infinity, a phone-tablet hybrid. Not the Samsung Note series kind of hybrid, Asus has imparted a new dimension to the hybrid concept.

padfone2The company is giving larger shareholders a run for their money with its 5 inch phone and 10 inch tablet, both of which feature 1080p displays, with pixel densities 441 ppi and 218 ppi on the phone and tablet respectively. Both feature a Snapdragon quad core processor from Qualcomm with an Adreno 320 graphics card. Clock speed is 1.7GHz which is a solid enhancement over Padfone 2. The phone and tablet feature 2GB RAM with 32 GB inbuilt storage in the base model and 64GB in the iterative model. An astounding 13 Megapixel camera is mounted on the rear and a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling exists on the front. This beats the Note Series hands down with just the camera specs. A brilliant offering for a tablet priced the way it is. Connectivity is through Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS for navigation. The battery is expected to last about 19 hours with average usage! Another top notch feature, way to go Asus!

The company is working on the concept of dockable phone tablets, and will continue to enhance the concept on future versions.