The ASUS Padfone was one slick little product. How could you go wrong with a phone, that docked into a tablet. It was sweet, right? Well, ASUS isn’t just going to stop at one, they have never done that before when it came to great innovation. So they are moving on to the ASUS Padfone 2. Press invites have already started hitting inboxes for October 16th in Milan and Taipai. It is no secret that it will be for the Padfone 2 unveiling. Seriously, they put “Padfone 2″ on the invite. That is cool and all , but we want specs. We want to know what the heck it will be before we see it. Ya, we are those same people who searched through our parents closets for Christmas presents.
A set of images landed on a Chinese forum that offered up the box of the new ASUS Padfone 2. If course that box has some specs on the back of it. Now, it could be some totally different device, but when the model number is A68 and the previous Padfone was A66, we think it is pretty legit for the Padfone 2. The printed list of specs is pretty awesome sounding.
Qualcomm 8064 Quad-Core Processor at 1.5GHz
2GB of RAM
4.7-inch Super IPS+ HD Display at 1280 x 720
13 MP camera w/ LED flash
1.2 MP front facing camera
That all sounds pretty good to us. Especially all the support for US carrier bands. No mention of OS versions though, but we would imagine that ASUS wouldn’t put out anything less than Jelly Bean on it. It might be a far stretch to think that ASUS is entering into the mobile contract space with carriers though. We imagine this will be a “buy it out right and use it on your provider” sort of thing. Who knows though, maybe ASUS has other plans. A keen eye on Engadget pointed out the screen printed icon says “Super AMOLED in the box, but Super IPS+ HD under it. That is a bit interesting. It could be a fake, but the specs seem pretty legit for what the next Padfone would have in it.
I suppose we will all have to wait a till October to find out if this pans out as truth. What do you guys think?
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.