Heavily featured in the rumor mill for a good couple of months now, the Asus PadFone Infinity sequel was expected to make a debut during IFA last week. But alas, it didn’t. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s not coming or it’ll be sitting on the sidelines for much longer.
Instead, Asus has pretty much confirmed the new PadFone Infinity (which will reportedly be called exactly that way, i.e. “The New PadFone Infinity”) will be introduced to the world next Tuesday, on the 17th, in Taipei.
Just like its predecessor (and the two PadFones before it), the new gadget will be a 2-in-1 device and seamlessly transform from a phone to a tablet and vice versa. Most of the specs are actually expected to replicate those of the PadFone Infinity, unveiled back in February 2013, save for two key features.
Namely, the fourth-gen PadFone is tipped to come powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC (its forefather has S600 speed beneath the hood) and, on top of it all, there will be microSD storage expansion for the first time in the family’s history.
Meanwhile, the phone part of the hybrid will likely sport a 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 pix res panel and 2 GB of RAM, whereas the tablet body (dock, station, whatever) should up the size ante to 10 inches and the resolution to at least 1,920 x 1,200. Sounds cool, no? Too bad it’s likely to be pricey and unlikely to be headed America’s way.