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.