ASUS Padfone 2 unveiled in Taiwan ahead of official launch

While ASUS is to officially announce the launch of the ASUS Padfone 2 back in Milan but ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the centre stage in Taiwan and unveiled the phone-in-tablet combo.


The Padfone 2 arrives with loads of improvements over its predecessor and packs in the same specs which have leaked earlier.
The ASUS Padfone 2 arrives with the following specifications:
  • 4.7-inch Super IPS+ display
  • Display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 550nits of brightness
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB of internal storage
  • No microSD slot for storage expansion
  • 13 MP camera on the rear
  • 1.3 MP camera on the front
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 3G, 4G LTE support
  • 2140 mAh battery
Coming to the tablet part, users will get a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels which is powered by a 5000 mAh battery and now is now also lighter with just 514 grams of weight. It is also thinner compared to the original Padfone slate. 
The PadFone 2 will be available in Taiwan as early as next week and can be purchased without the Padfone Station for $620 to $750 depending on the storage. But if you wish to buy the Station then the price jumps another $200 or so.