In addition to its 7-inch PadFone, Asus also announced the PadFone Infinity phone-tablet hybrid device at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The device is the successor to the PadFone 2, and the combo comes with a bigger 5-inch smartphone and a tablet docking station with a higher resolution display.
It gets a more powerful processor and a new unibody design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum. The 2-in-1 hybrid combo includes the PadFone Infinity 5-inch smartphone and the 10.1-inch PadFone Infinity Station tablet dock, and both of them have Full HD 1920×1080 Super IPS touchscreen display. It comes equipped with a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens and a dedicated image processor for enhanced low-light image quality.
The new 5-inch PadFone is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon 600 quad-core chip with Adreno 320 GPU, and 2GB of RAM, it supports 4G LTE and DC-HSPA+ high-speed mobile data network as well as GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi. The handset runs the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and 64GB of on-board storage.
The PadFone’s 2400mAh battery can provide up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, which increases to up to 40 hours when docked into PadFone Infinity Station. The station’s battery capacity can full recharge the phone by three times, according to Asus.