Asus PadFone Infinity Combines Smartphone, Tablet Functions: MWC
The device runs Google’s Android 4.2 operating system and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.BARCELONA, Spain — Computer maker Asus introduced the PadFone Infinity, an LTE-equipped smartphone with a metallic design and a 5-inch full-HD display that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet when docked to its companion PadFone Infinity Station. The device runs Google’s Android 4.2 operating system and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor that delivers up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, which increases to up to 40 hours when docked into the PadFone Infinity station. The station also has sufficient battery capacity to fully recharge the docked PadFone Infinity up to three times. The device also boasts 64GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 5-element lens. In addition, a dedicated image signal-processor enhances low-light image quality and enables the PadFone Infinity to capture up to 100 sequential photos at 8 frames-per-second, while simultaneously recording 1080p full-HD video. The device can also output 1080p full-HD video through its micro-USB-compatible MyDP interface. Data and settings on the PadFone Infinity are available on the PadFone Infinity Station upon docking, and running apps are reformatted to fit the larger display. Updated and exclusive applications include SuperNote 3.1 for note taking, Story for creating photo albums and Asus Echo for voice control of the PadFone Infinity.
Detailed price and availability information will be announced closer to the U.K. launch date. Asus has no plans to market the device in America, but the company said the combined price of the PadFone Infinity and Infinity Station will be about $1,200.