ASUS, today, at an event in Taipei, unveiled a new handset – the PadFone Infinity. The handset has the same name as its predecessor, and nearly has the same design language as well. The only physical difference is a diamond cut on the metallic back of the handset.
Internally, ASUS has given the PadFone Infinity quite a spec bump by including a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. Other specs of the handset remain the same as its predecessor including 2GB of RAM, 2400mAh battery, a 5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution, 2400mAh of internal storage, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and the other usual connectivity features.
ASUS has included a microSD card slot on the PadFone Infinity this time, and has understandably dropped the internal storage options to 16GB and 32GB. There is a 2MP camera in the front of the handset, with a 13MP sensor coupled with an F/2.0 aperture in the back. ASUS has revamped its camera software though, which lets the new PadFone take some stunning pictures. There is also a PixelMaster mode, which combines multiple pixels into one for a smaller but clearer image ala Nokia’s oversampling technique as seen on the PureView 808/1020.
The new PadFone Infinity will be compatible with the old PadFone Infinity tablet dock. Like always, the PadFone Infinity will only be available in selected markets for an off-contract price of NT$18,99 or roughly US $650. Out of the box, the new PadFone will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with the update being available soon for existing PadFone owners sometime soon as well.
Via – Engadget