ASUS PadFone 2 - already in Russia
Today in Moscow, an event was held to launch the ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone transformer on the Russian market. PadFone 2 is a modern 4.7-inch smartphone with a quad-core processor, Android operating system and LTE support, which can turn into a 10.1-inch tablet computer after connecting to the PadFone 2 Station. PadFone 2 software is optimized for both modes of operation, providing instant transition from smartphone to tablet and vice versa.
The PadFone 2 Station dock is lighter and thinner than the original PadFone, so the total weight of the PadFone 2 + PadFone 2 Station bundle is only 649 g. The docking mechanism for the two components has been improved, making connecting the PadFone 2 to the dock easier. Despite the screen enlarged to 4.7 inches, the PadFone 2 smartphone itself remained very compact. Its thickness is no more than 9 mm, and its weight is only 135 g.
PadFone 2 is equipped with a 2140 mAh battery that provides up to 16 hours of battery life in talk mode on 3G networks, and the PadFone 2 Station additionally increases this parameter up to 36 hours. In standby mode, the device can work up to 2 weeks.
High performance PadFone 2 both in smartphone mode and tablet mode provides a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with a frequency of 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of system memory. The new 4.7-inch Super IPS + screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels is equipped with a scratch-resistant Corning Fit protective glass. It has large viewing angles, accurate color reproduction and high brightness (550 cd / m2).
The smartphone is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera that can take photos at 6 frames per second and record video in 1080p / 30fps or 720p / 60fps formats. A large aperture (F2.4) and a dedicated processor help you get great shots in low light conditions.
In addition, PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station use SonicMaster audio technology to deliver high-quality sound. Its implementation was attended by Waves Audio specialists, holders of the Technical GRAMMY award. PadFone 2 also has a special software utility that changes the sound settings, optimizing it for a specific application.
With up to 64 GB of internal memory and offering free biennial access to the 50 GB ASUS WebStorage cloud file storage, PadFone 2 provides ample storage space for files. Using PadFone 2 in conjunction with the PadFone 2 Station does not require synchronization, since all data is always only in the smartphone's memory. In addition, the smartphone and the docking station use one SIM card and one tariff plan, supporting data transfer rates of up to 42 Mbps in DC-HSPA + networks and up to 100 Mbps in LTE networks. Data exchange with other mobile devices can be carried out using NFC technology.
Especially for PadFone 2, a new version of the SuperNote application was developed, which instantly converts handwritten notes into editable text, and the Instant Translation function helps to translate any phrase in an email or on a web page from one language to another.
In addition, an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available to all ASUS devices that are currently running Android 4.0. Of course, Padfone 2 will also be with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The full set of ASUS PadFone 2 will be available from November 27, 2012 in such retail stores of household appliances and electronics as M. Video, Eldorado, Svyaznoy, DNS, as well as in all ASUS branded stores in Moscow.
The recommended retail price for the version with 64 gigabytes of memory will be 34,990 rubles.
Specifications PadFone 2
WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE 800/1800/2600 MHz
HSPA + (receive / receive: 21 Mbit / s or (optional) 42 Mbit / s / 5.76 Mbit / s)
LTE (receive / receive: 100 Mbit / s / 50 Mbit / s)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor Cortex A15 (1.5 GHz) with Adreno 320 graphics core
Memory: 16, 32 or 64 GB eMMC flash memory + 2 GB system memory LPDDR2
Color: Black / White
802.11a / b / g / n Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
3.5 mm audio jack, micro- SIM
13-pin MHL dock connector (supports Micro-USB 2.0 and Mobile High-Definition Link for HDMI connection)
4.7 “(1280 x 720 pixels) / 312 dpi
Super IPS + with max. 550 cd / m2 brightness
Corning Fit safety glass with HCLR film
13-megapixel camera from Sony, equipped with a backlit sensor, large aperture (F2.4), 5-element optical circuit, auto focus and LED flash
Front camera 1 , 2-megapixel
Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, light, gyroscope, electronic compass
Battery: 2140 mAh, lithium-polymer
Talk time: up to 16 hours on 3G networks
Standby time: up to 320 hours on 3G networks
video playback: MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV @ HD 1080p
video recording: MPEG4 / H.263 30 frames per second @ HD 1080p / 60 frames per second @ 720p
H.264 / Ogg / Theora / MPEG4 / WMV / 3GP
Sound: MP3 / WMA / 3GP / AAC / AAC +
Dimensions: 137.9 x 69 x 9 mm
Weight: 135 g.
Specifications PadFone 2 Station
Color: black / white
10.1 ”(1280 x 800 pixels) / 149 dpi
IPS panel with capacitive multi-touch
Corning Fit safety glass with HCLR film
1-megapixel front camera on the tablet
PadFone 2 13-megapixel rear camera
Battery: 19 Wh (5000 mAh)
3.5 mm audio jack (via PadFone 2)
ASUS 13-pin dock connector (MHL / micro-USB 2.0)
Wireless connections : Wi-Fi and BT, GSM, WCDMA, LTE
Dimensions: 263x180.8x10.4 mm
Weight: 514 g.