If you don’t already know what the PadFone is, it is basically ASUS’s way of combining a tablet and a phone into a pretty sweet device. Therefore, when we heard about the new version of the device and the benchmark that revealed its Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, we jumped all over it. However, instead of featuring just a dual-core processor, Engadget reported that “the Asus Padfone will be coming out at MWC 2012 in February…sporting a Tegra 3.”

Right now, very few devices feature Tegra 3. Putting one of these quad-core beasts into a phone would simply be ridiculous. The Tegra 3 chip series will be a big improvement compared to its predecessor the Tegra 2. Furthermore, Nvidia has been creating some hype about the new CPU series, which you can check a full comparison of the two chip series’ by clicking here.

In addition, Nvidia did some pretty cool videos about what the new chip would be able to do for mobile gaming and battery life.

What do you think about the new series? Do you think this will be a big jump in mobile technology? Or do you think it is unneccessary to have that much power in your hand? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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