PadFone of Asus will make it big in the market.
If you are trying to come up with a marketable brand that will surely make it big to the market, “PadFone” would not be the first name that you’ll think. However, this amazingly peculiar name worked for Asus.
On Tuesday, Asus announced that it would be continuing to release its PadFone line starting with its PadFone Infinity. Basically, it is a 5-inch LTE smartphone that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet everytime it’s docked into the included PadFone Infinity Station. It is expected to be released this April for 999 euros.
The smartphone/tablet does not look far from the iPhone 5, except that it’s longer and wider. It has resilient metal encasing and is light in the hands. It runs with Android 4.2 and a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with an Adreno 320 GPU. It also has the Super IPS 5-inch screen packs in 1920 x 1080 pixels, which delivers 441 ppi.
For the PadFone Station, it houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and will not work if not connected to the smartphone. It also has features such as a 1-mega pixel front-facing camera, an ambient light sensor, Micro-USB 2.0 port, and an e-compass.
The PadFone Station is simply a shell for the phone and has zero functionality unless the two are connected. It houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. Other features include a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, Micro-USB 2.0 port, an ambient light sensor, and an e-compass. An added feature includes GSM, WCDMA, and 100Mbps-capable LTE antennas as well as a non-removable 5000mAh lithium polymer battery.
The PadFone of Asus impresses consumers with its high-end specs that’s worth the price. No release date is planned for U.S. yet, but Asus is expecting it be launched in April in the U.K.