Asus unveils the PadFone 2, loaded with quad-core, LTE, NFC and more features

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Asus in Taiwan, has unveiled the second incarnation of its phone/tablet hybrid, the Asus PadFone 2. Still featuring the same smartphone-tablet combo, Asus this time upped the specs and features. The device is said to be lighter and faster than its successor. So the phone component of the device is now sporting a 4.7-inch, 720p Super IPS+ display, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording, NFC and Android 4.0 which will be upgraded tp Android 4.1 Jelly Bean later on. The tablet on the other hand which also serves as a dock for the phone component sports a 10.1-inch, (1,280 x 800) IPS display and a smaller 5000 mAh battery as compared to the first Asus PadFone. The Asus PadFone will be available next week in Taiwan in two models – 16GB with a retail price of around $616 and a 32GB model with a retail price of around $750. Take note, that’s the price for the phone while if you want to have the smartphone/tablet combo, our friends in Taiwan will have to pay an additional $200. Only the black model will be released next week, with the white one scheduled at a later date. International release date is still unknown at this time as Asus is about to officially launch the device in Milan today.

Via [Engadget]

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