After two not-so-successful attempts with the Padfone and Padfone 2, Asus is hoping that its next smartphone and tablet hybrid, the Padfone Infinity, will gain a better traction in the market. Following its official unveiling last February at MWC 2013, the first big test for the Infinity is coming.
As reported by Focus Taiwan, the Padfone Infinity will arrive in stores in Taiwan starting tomorrow on March 26. Although the price hasn’t been disclosed yet, the device(s) will be offered by three major mobile operators in the country.
If you’re wondering when the combo will come to other parts of the world, we heard from Asus that it will be released in Europe next month, with the price has been set at €999 ($1300). Yes, it already includes the docking station. And yes, it’s still pricey as heck.
Despite the rather exorbitant price tag, we’re sure there are still a few many who find the idea of getting a 5-inch full HD smartphone that can be docked inside a 10.1-inch tablet shell appealing.
To refresh your memory, the phone is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and boasts 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2MP front cam, NFC, LTE, 2,400mAH battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Meanwhile, the tablet station packs an additional 5,000mAh battery.
In case you haven’t already done so, check out our Padfone Infinity hands-on review. Alternatively, you can just hit play on the above video.
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I WANT ONE!! I hope they will be available for import on ebay from some very nice Taiwan citizens :D
I dont see the appeal of something like this, I would prefer just the phone by itself seems pretty decent
I feel the same. Would take the phone alone tbh. £500 and I’d buy it
Too bad there is no MicroSD card slot and no keyboard dock.. Those would have been major selling points for me at that EPIC price of 1000$..