Asus Padfone 2 Coming To India By Year End

Asus Padfone 2 was launched in Milan, Italy yesterday. Based on the combination of dockable tablet as well as Android smartphone, Asus Padfone 2 offers quad-core processor. It can be called an LTE-equipped smartphone accompanied with higher specifications as well as the redesigned tablet. This device will soon be available in India as well within a few months.

What Asus says?

According to Asus Chairman Jonney Shih, “Our relentless drive to innovate through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy has empowered us to create PadFone 2. It’s beautiful, it’s fast and, best of all, it’s intuitive”. Asus also claims that its design-thinking technology has assisted in reducing the weight as well as thickness of the device. Now the Asus Padfone 2 weighs 649 g which makes it the lighter tablet than its brethren in the markets.

Asus also claims that the device’s new battery 2140 mAh can offer a talktime up to 16 hours with 3G talk-time as well as 13 hours with Wi-Fi browsing on the Internet. PadFone 2 Station has 5000 mAh battery which provides 36 hours 3G talktime. The internal battery also has enough capability to recharge the PadFone 2 for three times.

Changes being made

Apart from the reduced weight and thickness of the device, dock mechanism has also being changed. It is redesigned now. Asus Padfone 2 is also designed for increasing its screen size to 4.7” while the thickness has been reduced to 9 mm only.

Features of Asus Padfone 2

Asus Padfone 2 is the 4.7” Android smartphone that comes with PadFone 2 Station which helps it in becoming 10.1” tablet. The apps have been optimized for supporting tablet as well as mobile mode which means that it is a perfect transition between the tablet and a smartphone.  

Have a quick look at its other features:

  • 4.7-inch 720p Super IPS+ panel with up to 550nits brightness
  • LTE, 3G, GPRS, NFC, Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with USB 2.0 Host
  • 13MP f/2.4 BSI sensor with full HD video recording at 30fps, 1.2MP front camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions
  • MHL for AV out

The handset also comes with 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Quadcore Processor along with 2 GB RAM. The display offers scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass which offers wide angle view as well as 550 nits brightness for outdoor visibility as well.

Camera

The camera can capture 100 shots at six shots per second speed and can record 1080p HD videos at 30 fps.

Sound quality

The sound quality of Padfone 2 as well as Padfone 2 Station is about average because of the SonicMaster technology as well as audio tuning by the Waves.

Availability in India and Padfone 2 price in India

Padfone 2 is scheduled to be launched in various countries by the end of December. These countries include Portugal, Romania, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Poland and Asia in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, India and Thailand. As of now, there is no official word about the price of Padfone 2 in India.