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August 23, 2012

New details about the Asus Padfone 2

We got very specific details about the yet-to-be-announced Padfone 2 which will be revealed by Asus in Berlin, Germany during IFA next week.

While it’s already confirmed that the original Padfone will not be released in the Philippines, the Padfone 2 will definitely be sold locally by around 1st quarter of 2013 (although in limited quantities).

The first detail we got was that the Asus Padfone 2 will be bigger at 4.7-inch and still uses an AMOLED display but now at 720p resolution.

The second detail is that the processor will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait which is a quad-core processor. We suspect it’s the SnapDragon S4 Pro APQ8064 which we wrote about here earlier.

We suspect the docking station (tablet) will also be using a full HD screen resolution. It’s not going to be AMOLED like the handset but will probably use an IPS LCD. The docking port at the back will be thinner with a portrait orientation (instead of the landscape position it currently has).

And yes, it’s going to be a 4G device. That could mean LTE in some regions.

The Padfone2 will be initially revealed in IFA but it will take until GSM World 2013 in Barcelona before we can see the final product.

Updated to correct some details.

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16 Responses to “New details about the Asus Padfone 2”

  1. ceegii63
    Twitter: ceegii63
    says:

    “bigger at 4.7-inch and still uses a 720p AMOLED display”

    sir 960×540 po ang PF1 not 720p reso

  2. lexty says:

    Now this would be interesting! better specs! medyo late kasi yung padfone 1 eh.

  3. coachjojoc says:

    A word of warning to those intending to buy the Padfone 1 abroad: without any local warranty those idiots and know-it-alls at Asus Megamall will not give you the time of day.

  4. wapski says:

    Di kaya medyo late na din ang Padfone 2 kung 1st quarter of 2013 pa ito release?

  5. roiji says:

    it’s gonna be über mahal T_T

  6. John says:

    Lol absurd price. This would be my second option (the phone) behind the upcoming Nexus device. I would NEVER buy a phone without on-screen buttons (esp if they aren’t even a Nexus). Ew. They are an abomination to Android.

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