ASUS has announced the availability of PadFone™ Infinity in Singapore. The latest of the two-in-one phone-tablet hybrid device is a powerful 5-inch LTE smartphone with a sleek metallic design and a full HD display.
It becomes a 10.1-inch full HD tablet when docked to its companion PadFone Infinity Station. Following the success of its predecessors in Singapore, PadFone Infinity will now be available for purchase and re-contracting at all three major operators.
Officially on shelves from 1 June, the latest ASUS PadFone Infinity will be retailing at S$898 and S$998 for the 32GB and 64GB respectively. Both prices are exclusive of the tablet station.
Since the debut of the PadFone series last year, the two-in-one innovation has bagged numerous prestigious awards, further reinforcing ASUS’ visionary approach in bringing quality innovation and design into users’ lives.
A testament to ASUS renowned Design Thinking philosophy, ASUS PadFone Infinity, the latest evolution of the PadFone line, continues to break through the clutter by combining incredible design with an uncompromised user experience. A key improvement from its previous generations, the ASUS PadFone Infinity is equipped with double full HD screens, as both its 5-inch smartphone and 10.1-inch tablet station feature a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution.
Premium design with premium performance
PadFone Infinity features Android 4.1 and groundbreaking mobile performance, thanks to its next-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor with quad-core CPU and up to 19 hours of 3G talk time.
With a slender unibody design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum, the 5-inch ASUS PadFone Infinity is both beautiful and durable. The 2-in-1 hybrid device features a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution with images so clear and crisp that it looks like a printed page. In addition, it comes with an option of 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage, and 50GB of ASUS WebStorage that will be free for two years, thus giving users endless possibilities of data storage.
This is further complemented by the class-leading Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 1.7GHz processor with quad-core CPU for a smooth and responsive premium Android experience. Shared mobile data connectivity between the smartphone and tablet also implies that only one data plan is needed, while 100Mbit/s LTE and 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ ensure super-fast web browsing and downloads.
Featuring a high-performance 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 five element lens, ASUS PadFone Infinity is able to capture incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. A dedicated image signal-processor enhances low-light image quality and enables PadFone Infinity to capture up to 100 sequential photos at eight frames-per-second, while simultaneously recording 1080p full HD video. PadFone Infinity can also output 1080p Full HD video via its Micro-USB-compatible MyDP port.
Share apps and mobile data instantly
The unique two-in-one nature of ASUS PadFone series removes the tedious need to synchronise data between smartphone and tablet. Data and settings on PadFone Infinity are available instantly on PadFone Infinity Station upon docking and running apps are smoothly reformatted to fit the larger display. Mobile data bills are also reduced, since a single data plan can be shared between both devices.
PadFone Infinity comes with new and exclusive ASUS apps, including SuperNote 3.1 for note taking, Story for creating stunning photo albums and ASUS Echo for voice control of PadFone Infinity.
PadFone Infinity has up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, which increases to up to 40 hours when docked into PadFone Infinity Station. PadFone Infinity Station also has sufficient battery capacity to fully recharge the docked the phone up to three times.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Starting 1 June, ASUS PadFone Infinity will be available at selected ASUS authorised stores, StarHub and M1 shops.
Both mobile operators will offer the phone-tablet hybrid device at a range of attractive mobile price plans that will allow customers to connect to the respective DC-HSPA+ mobile networks. More details will be announced by the respective operators closer to the availability date.
|Recommended Retail Price (RRP)||32GB||64GB|
|PadFone Infinity Station (optional)||S$368|
PADFONE™ INFINITY SPECIFICATION
|Operating system||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 quad-core (1.7GHz) with Adreno 320 GPU|
|Display||5-inch (1920 x 1080 / 441PPI) Super IPS (400 nit)|
Scratch-resistant Corning® Glass with anti-fingerprint coating
|Cameras||Rear: 13MP Sony BSI Sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5-element lens, autofocus,|
LED flash, 8FPS burst mode (100 sequential shots)
|2GB LPDDR2-1066 RAM|
32GB / 64GB storage
Two-years free 50GB ASUS WebStorage
|Networks||EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)|
WCDMA (900, 2100MHz)
LTE (800, 1800, 2100, 2600MHz)
DC-HSPA+ (42Mbit/s download, 5.76Mbit/s upload)
LTE (100Mbit/s download, 50Mbit/s upload)
|Wireless||2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC|
|Connectivity||3.5mm headphone socket|
MyDP port (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host & Device, up to 1080p video-out)
|Sensors||GPS / AGPS / GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope,|
|Video formats||Video playback: MPEG-4 up to 1080p|
Video recording: MPEG-4 up to 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 60FPS
H.264 1080p video encode and decode at 30FPS
MPEG-4, H.264, Ogg, Theora, WMV, 3GP
|Audio formats||MP3, 3GP, AAC, AAC+|
|Battery||2400mAh Lithium polymer (non-removable)|
Up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, up to 410 hours of standby time
|Size||143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3~8.9mm|
PADFONE™ INFINITY STATION SPECIFICATIONS
|Display||10.1-inch (1920 x 1200 / 244PPI) Super IPS (400 nit)|
Scratch-resistant glass with anti-fingerprint coating
|Connectivity||Micro-USB 2.0 port|
|Sensors||Ambient light, e-compass|
|Other||GSM, WCDMA & LTE antennas|
Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology
|Battery||5000mAh Lithium polymer (non-removable)|
Up to 40 hours of 3G talk time (with docked PadFone Infinity)
|Size||264.6 x 181.6 x 10.7mm|
Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.
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