New Asus Padfone Infinity announced with Snapdragon 800 CPU, microSD slot, Android 4.2.2
The new Asus Padfone Infinity is now official. The Taiwanese company has announced this refresh earlier today. Not much is different compared to the identically named predecessor, but one detail is important: the Padfone Infinity now has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the chip of choice for high-end devices these days.
A microSD card slot is present too (and it wasn’t in the Padfone Infinity from earlier this year), as is a secondary microphone for noise cancelling, and the storage capacity options have been changed – they’re now 16 GB or 32 GB, whereas before you could choose between 32 GB and 64 GB. The fact that the new capacities are lower undoubtedly is tied to the aforementioned presence of a microSD card slot, through which you can extend that space if you so wish.
Finally, the RAM is now of the LPDDR3 variety, one generation newer than before, but the amount is the same – 2 GB. And that pretty much sums up the changes that the Padfone Infinity has seen in terms of hardware. That said, the software has gotten a bump too. Android 4.2.2 is now running the show, not 4.1.2. Still Jelly Bean, of course, and unfortunately not the newest version of that.
In all other respects, this new Padfone Infinity is identical to its predecessor. It has the same 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, and 2,400 mAh battery.
Like before, the Padfone Infinity is hopelessly overpriced. The phone itself will retail in the company’s native Taiwan for around $640, while the tablet dock is priced at around $240. Prices could get even higher in other countries. The new Padfone Infinity will be available in black and white.