Asus announces new PadFone Infinity with Snapdragon 800 CPU

As promised, Asus unveiled its new Padfone Infinity at a press event in Taipei today. The device comes with quite a few improvements over the original Padfone Infinity, which was launched earlier this year, and there are no surprises.Asus new PadFone Infinity

The main upgrade is the presence of Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor in the new Padfone Infinity. Asus has also included a microSD card slot, Android 4.2.2, and a secondary microphone for noise cancellation in the upgraded version.  As the smartphone now includes a microSD card slot, Asus has decreased the internal storage from16/ 32GB from 32/ 64GB present in the earlier version.

The changes aren’t just limited to the internals; the company has also tweaked the overall design of Padfone Infinity with the new diamond cut on the metallic backside. The software has been given a facelift and now comes with a revamped camera app, which Asus calls PixelMaster.  According to Asus, Pixelmaster combines multiple pixels to form a smaller but sharper 3MP image.

Other specifications are same as the previous version – 5-inch full HD Super IPS display, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2,400mAh battery.  The smartphone also comes with a tablet dock like the previous versions, which comes with 10.1-inch display and 5000mAh battery.

Pricing:

There is no word on the availability right now but the new PadFone Infinity will cost NT$18,990 ($640) in Taiwan, while the tablet dock will sell for NT$7,000 ($240).

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