The original Padfone didn’t do as well that ASUS wanted it to, and the United Kingdom was never able to get the handset over there. With that said, we might be able to expect its successor, the cleverly named Padfone 2, to also completely miss the United Kingdom as well. Apparently, exactly the opposite will be happening.
The guys over at Techradar have reported that an ASUS spokesman has confirmed that the United Kingdom would actually be getting to see an official release of the ASUS Padfone 2 early next year (2013). They didn’t say a whole lot besides that, but what the spokesman said is good news alone. Hopefully we’ll be seeing even more details before the year ends though. If you didn’t know, the Padfone 2 is basically a Galaxy Note, except much different as it is ASUS creating it. It just has a lot of the aspects that you might find on other various “phablets.”
When you look at this device on paper, the Padfone 2 is a really amazing handset. It features a sexy quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, support for 4G LTE connectivity, an HD Super IPS+ display (basically the Android version of a retina display), and a whopping 13 mega pixel rear camera. Definitely some crazy specifications, and enough to grab anyone’s interest. I really think that the phone and tablet hybrid works really well, the Samsung Galaxy Note is awesome, and the Note II is surely to be even better. Of course, with any handset, the price is going to be pretty high, which by now, is something that you should expect from a smartphone and/or tablet. As an added bonus to the Padfone 2 if you are intrigued, ASUS has just recently posted the entirety of the press conference from Milan, Italy, for you to watch, and even wet your mouth.
The press conference was definitely one of the more intriguing ones, I think. Actually, aside from all of the flashy things that Samsung offered in Berlin, Germany for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note II, ASUS’s press conference here actually felt a bit more thought out and more detailed. Of course, that is to be expected since the original Padfone didn’t work out very well. Hopefully ASUS will be able to come up with some really amazing things on this device. We all know that the Galaxy Note II is going to sell extremely well, so lets just hope that ASUS’ Padfone 2 will be able to compete with Samsung in this area. Being a huge fan of ASUS’ products, I really do hope that this is able to take off, or at the very least, get a good start this time around, the original Padfone really did not do well.
When ASUS release the Padfone 2, do you think that it is a worthy replacement of the Galaxy Note, or even the Galaxy Note 2? Would you be interested in getting one of these, or would you rather wait for something else and/or stick with your current device?
source: android central