Asus Padfone 2 to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch

Although Asus started selling the original Padfone only several months ago, it already has a successor to it. As we reported not long ago, the new device is called Asus Padfone 2, and will be officially unveiled on October 16.

The Padfone 2 will be a high-end device. Previous rumors had it that it would come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

Taiwanese website DigiTimes adds that the new Padfone will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – which, of course, shouldn’t be a surprise (although we’re still seeing flagship devices with Ice Cream Sandwich – see the LG Optimus G for example).

DigiTimes also notes that the Padfone 2’s screen size and resolution have been improved. The first Padfone has a qHD display, so I guess the new one will go HD. In any case, initial shipment volumes are expected to be limited. We’ll find out more when the phone-tablet hybrid is announced.

Author: Florin

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  • Hambal

    What a shame. Are you telling us, buyers of the pioneering Padfone that we have made a blunder. Shiuld have waited a little longer for the version 2.