The often used source of Asus information Digitimes suggests that the Padfone Mini will be released, “in the second half”. What is the second half referring to? I would suggest second half of 2013 which means pick a month this Fall 2013 and that could very well be the release date.
No details thus far have been leaked regarding the mini version of the Padfone. Will it be an “infinity” branded model? Will it be a less premium model like the Padfone 2? All questions that need to be answered. Clearly mini would suggest around a 4-inch smartphone and the tablet would likely be in the 7-inch to 8-inch range.
We hope for updates and will post when new details emerge.
A recent Asus investor conference has shown off an interesting slide. Are you prepared for a Padfone Mini? Apparently it’s in the works. Nothing official but clearly it’s being listed and shown during the conference. I think it’s going to happen. The only real question is what size? The Padfone Infinity is 10-inch with a 5-inch smartphone. The Mini could sit in a 7-inch tablet? I think 7-inch is a proven tablet size so it’s just a question of the smartphone size. It’s likely going to sit in the same size as the current HTC and Samsung mini versions of their flagship phones. Hopefully details come sooner than later! Asus is always full of surprises!
For some time now, the North American or US market has been void of the Padfone. In case you weren’t aware, it is a difficult process to break into a very competitive market like the United States when it comes to smartphones on cell networks.
A recent interview with Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has some solid information regarding the plans of Asus. According to Shih, the company has been making real progress with the retailers and carriers lately. His expectation is to have the PadFone available in 2014.
Are you happy with this news or is this going to be too late for you? If you think about it, if it’s 2014 there may even be a PadFone Infinity 2 by that time.
See the source article and interview here.
What’s this all about? The next generation of Padfone is the Asus Padfone Infinity. We are hoping to add some photos and hands-on videos during the day as the news breaks! It will be available in Asia and Europe in April at a price of €999 for the phone and tablet bundle. Currently we are still waiting to see some availability in Europe which is a bit surprising. It appears that so far, Taiwan and Asia are the only areas able to buy the Padfone Infinity. It’s odd because it’s late June 2013 and still nothing in Europe. We’ve seen the promo videos for a while now, but there appears to be delays for whatever reason.
Padfone Infinity Phone Specs:
- 5-inch smarphone (might also be considered a phablet)
- 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p) Super IPS+
- 441 PPI
- Anti-fingerprint coating
- 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2GB DRAM
- 64GB of flash storage
- 50GB ASUS webstorage
- sleek aluminum alloy body with brushed metal finish
- 6.3mm at its thinnest point
- 13MP rear camera with 1080p video recording at 30FPS, 100 shots a 8FPS burst mode
- 2MP front facing camera
- 2400 mAh battery
- battery life 19hr 3G talk time, 6.5hr browsing, 9hr video playback, 410hr 3G standby
- visit the official Asus Padfone Infinity product page here
Padfone Infinity Station Specs:
- 10.1-inch tablet
- 18mm speaker
- battery is 5000mAh
- 1920 x 1200 resolution
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