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Asus unveils Padfone Infinity

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ASUS is pretty much of a household name now. They have made several powerful devices and are known for making quality devices of which the most notable being Google’s Nexus 7. Mobile World Congress 2013 is taking place in Barcelona this week and we have a lot of interesting news to cover from variety of manufacturers. Even ASUS has something exciting for us, and it is the Padfone Infinity. The company lifted the veil off Padfone Infinity, and it is a very interesting device.

To start with, ASUS Padfone Infinity is not just a smartphone. It’s a smartphone which is accompanied by a dock and are sold together. The device comes in two parts, a 5-inch 1080p 4G LTE phone that docks into a 10.1-inch tablet display.

Talking of the 5-inch Padfone Infinity smartphone, it has an aluminum alloy body with brushed metal finish. The show is run by a quad-core Quadlcomm Snapdragon 600 processor that is clocked at 1.7 GHz and is accompanied by Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM which should deliver ultra-smooth high end performance. The device features a 13-megapixel shooter on the rear and is powered by a Sony BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture which is wide enough to provide outstanding low-light performance. The camera unit is made out of 5-elements and makes use of LED flash for extra lighting needs. A 2-megapixel camera does its job on the front.

Coming to the design, the device is 8.9mm thin at its thickest point whereas it’s just 6.3mm thick at its slimmest point. Hiding inside the shell is a 2,400mAh battery pack which happens to be of non-removable variety. Padfone Infinity boots Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, so that’s a good news.

“PadFone™ Infinity is the latest evolution of our PadFone™ line,” said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman. “It combines incredible design with an uncompromised user experience derived from our Design Thinking philosophy.”

As far the Padfone Infinity Station goes, it is housing a 10-inch screen which has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200-pixel. It also packs in a 5,000mAh battery. It should be noted that it doesn’t have a processor of its own, so it’s basically useless without the 5 inch phone it comes along with. The station is functional only when the smartphone is docked into it. The station features a 1-megapixel front camera which can be used for video calling purposes. Also, it conceals GSM, WCDMA, and 100Mbps-capable LTE antennas inside it. The station is 10.7mm thick and weighs 530g, and according to Asus, the dock can fuel up to 40 hours of 3G talk time when the PadFone is docked.

The Padfone Infinity will be available in 32 gig or 64 gig flavors and will support nano-SIM card. The exact release date hasn’t been given off, but at £799 ($1,200) in the UK, this gadget won’t be cheap. What are your thoughts on Padfone Infinity? Are you considering to make this your next buy? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Official Press Release