We’ve just seen the Padfone X pass through the FCC in the United States. From past experience, this means it will be available for pre order in about 3 to 4 weeks. Great news I would suggest as the North American market has been waiting a long long while for the Padfone to land on its shores. For Canadians, we’re not sure quite yet what is the pre order availability and which carriers might have the Padfone in Canada.
Here is a quick rundown on the specs for the Padfone X:
- 5-inch smartphone
- 9-inch tablet docking station
- Full HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of storage
- Android 4.4 KitKat
Detailed Specs Updated:
- 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 441PPI display
- 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage + microSD card slot for up to 64GB more
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 13MP rear camera + 2MP front-facing camera
- 2300mAh battery
- 5.7″ x 2.8″ x 0.4″
- 5.3 ounces
- 9 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel, 252PPI display
- 4990mAh battery
- 1MP front-facing camera
- 9.8″ x 6.8″ x 0.5″
- 1.1 pounds
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There is ultimately going to be leaks when it comes to gadgets and the upcoming Padfone mini is no exception. Benchmarks have been spotted which provide some new details which are more than just random internet rumors.
First, the model is the T00C. But since this is “mini”, let’s talk size. The benchmark results indicate a display of 4 inches (resolution of 960 x 540 pixels) and Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226 SoC (Cortex A7) 1.4GHz processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The only real question at this point is the Padfone station tablet, which is almost certainly going to be 8-inches or 7-inches in size.
Asus is rolling out the new Padfone Infinity which has a few updates on the original Padfone Infinity.
The key upgrade is in the processor. The new model has the faster Snapdragon 800 which has a speed of 2.2GHz compared to the older model which uses the Snapdragon 600 at 1.7GHz. The new Padfone Infinity also adds a microSD card slot for added storage and the new model has a smaller 16GB storage vs. the previous 32GB storage capacity. Asus has also added a secondary microphone for noise cancellation.
A few other differences include the new model getting 2GB LPDDR3, as opposed to the 2GB LPDDR2 in the first generation Padfone Infinity. The new model features Android 4.2.2 out of the box, but the original model will also get the Android update in the near future.
Aside from that, there aren’t major hardware/specs differences. The design is slightly different, but for most won’t be overly noticeable.