Asus to announce Padfone Infinity with 5-inch 1080p display at MWC
Asus has been pretty much mum up until now about its next iteration of Padfone that is to be launched at this year’s MWC. The phone/tablet hybrid device from the company is all set to get an upgrade and right many wrongs from the first outing. Asus is going to have a press conference and hopefully, a press announcement detailing some key specs of the new device dubbed “Padfone Infinity.” The device will feature a 5-inch, 1080p LTE phone that will dock inside a 10.1-inch, 1080p tablet. The banner put up at the MWC hints at a device with “sleek aluminum alloy” body “with brushed metal finish”. It also suggests that the Pad Infinity is running on a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the same processor which can be seen in a handful of recent flagship smartphones. There might just be more surprises up the sleeve from Asus, but we’ll have to wait until the press conference for further details.
The Verge reports that they’ve also spotted a sign advertising a “Fonepad,” which offers far less detail as to what the device really is. According to them the sign promises “phone functions,” an “HD display,” and a “metallic finish,” and that’s about it. This might suggest that Asus may have developed a phablet of its own — most probably to rival the emerging market of big-screened smartphones.
Source: The Verge
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25 February, 2013