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ASUS PadFone Infinity converts a 5-inch Android phone into a 10.1-inch Android tablet

Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 25, 2013.

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ASUS PadFone line of Android phones have always been transformative devices capable of docking into special shells that run a tablet mode on a larger screen. The new ASUS PadFone Infinity does that with a huge upgrade to its screen and processor. Not to be confused with the new Fonepad tablet with phone capabilities, the PadFone Infinity is first and foremost an Android smartphone.

The PadFone Infinity features a 5-inch 1080p HD display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600), 64GB of storage, and Android 4.2 software. The phone is LTE-capable and can reach HSPA+ 42Mbps speeds. The rear 13 megapixel camera has f/2.0 aperture, records 1080p HD video, and has a continuous shot mode that can snap up to 100 photos at 8 frames per second. The battery supplies up to 19 hours of 3G talk time and up to 40 hours when docked into the PadFone Infinity Station.

As it did with previous PadFone iterations, ASUS has made the Infinity Station capable of displaying a 10.1-inch screen when the PadFone is docked. The add-on also charges the phone while in-use, and it can replenish the phone's battery three times until it has to be recharged. The Infinity Station otherwise sits dormant until the phone is docked into the accessory.

The convenience of smartphone and tablet will not come cheap. The ASUS PadFone Infinity with the PadFone Infinity Station included will cost EUR 999 (US $1,327). ASUS will launch the device first in Taiwan in April and then bring it to other countries later. Region-specific pricing details and specifications will be announced closer to the PadFone Infinity's release.

source: ASUS

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