ASUS Updates PadFone Infinity With Better Specs & MicroSD Card Slot (Specs, Features & Prices) 29 Oct 2013

ASUS has introduced a new update to the ASUS PadFone Infinity. It now comes with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, as well as a new ASUS PixelMaster camera that improves low-light photos dramatically. The new PadFone Infinity also sports a micro SD card slot that provides users with the flexibility for expanding storage capacity.

Starting 9 November, the new PadFone Infinity will be available at selected ASUS authorised stores at S$898 and S$998 for the 16GB and 32GB respectively. Both prices are exclusive of the tablet station. The new PadFone Infinity will also be available for new handset purchase and re-contracting at StarHub and M1.

Delighting your Life with the New PadFone Infinity

The PadFone two-in-one innovative concept allows users to choose the optimal display size for their needs with effortless switching between smartphone and tablet, thus letting users to decide which screen size best suits their usage scenario without having to worry about data transfer between devices.

With an ultra-fast 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the new PadFone Infinity is blisteringly fast and incredibly energy efficient. Apps are smooth and responsive both in smartphone or tablet modes. The new PadFone Infinity offers the latest CAT 4 LTE technology with download speeds up to 150Mbit/s, which allows much faster than ever mobile web browsing of webpages and downloads.

Both the new 5-inch PadFone Infinity and its 10.1-inch PadFone Infinity Station sport full HD displays with IPS technology, so books, magazines, photos, videos and apps look incredibly vivid, with bright, accurate colours, razor sharp text and wide viewing angles. With a new micro SD card slot, the new PadFone Infinity provides unlimited mobile possibilities for the users.

Brilliantly Smart PixelMaster Camera

The new PadFone Infinity features a new ASUS PixelMaster camera that adjusts the size of each image sensor pixel to ensure the best possible picture quality in any given scenario, making the new PadFone Infinity a must-have for enthusiastic smartphone photographers.

For daylight photography, PixelMaster creates clear and vibrant 13-megapixel photos packed with detail. In sub-optimal lighting conditions, PixelMaster automatically detects the scenario and suggests enabling Hi-Light mode to the user. Once enabled, Hi-Light adjusts the sensor pixel size and uses an ASUS designed algorithm to increase light sensitivity by up to 400% for sharp images with brighter backgrounds and much less noise, without the need for the LED flash.

The f/2.0 five-element lens captures incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag, while a dedicated image signal processor enhances low-light image quality and captures up to 100 sequential photos at 12 frames-per-second (fps). An advanced Turbo Burst mode enables users to capture fast moving subjects at up to 25fps so that important moments are never missed. Moreover, the Smart Removal mode can intelligently remove moving objects to create the perfect picture.

Last, All Smiles mode adjusts facial expressions so that everyone looks their best. The camera can also record 1080p Full HD video at 30fps and high-speed 720p HD video at 60fps. All of this ensures that the new Padfone Infinity takes smartphone photography to another level.

Enhanced ASUS Android Apps on the new PadFone Infinity

Some subtle improvements to the user interface on the new PadFone Infinity include the People and Gallery apps, which have comprehensive social media features and Gallery photos that can also be synced with online albums, giving easy access to images from any device with a web browser.

The new Email app on the new PadFone Infinity has also been enhanced, with a threaded message view that expands conversations directly in the inbox, easy access to frequently used contacts and a new ‘VIP’ folder so that emails from important contacts are never missed.

The Clock and Weather apps on the new PadFone Infinity have also been redesigned and now feature a clearer, more intuitive, use of screen space. The clock app is designed to make the experience as seamless as possible with a new world time view, allowing you to easily track the time across the world, as well as more intuitive visual alarm clock, stop watch and countdown timer.

Reading web pages on the move has never been easier, too. The browser’s new Easy Reader mode makes reading webpages a breeze by removing unwanted elements from the webpage so you can focus on the content.

Readability is further improved when Easy Reader is combined with Reading Mode, a system-wide setting that can be enabled in user-selected apps to make for a more comfortable ambience. Easy Reader dims the backlight and adjusts the colour temperature to reduce eye strain and improve comfort while reading — particularly in darker environments.

Dress Up Your PadFone Infinity

Available from 9 November, the side flipcover, bumper case and station transleeve for the new PadFone Infinity and PadFone Infinity Station can be purchased at the ASUS Brand Stores and StarHub main shops. The side flipcover, station transleeve and bumper case will be retailing at S$58, S$88 and S$28 respectively.

Accessories / ColoursPrice
Side Flipcover (Available in black, dark blue and pink)S$58
Station Transleeve (Available in black only)S$88
Bumper Case (Available in black, dark blue, light blue, pink)S$28

Availability and Pricing

Starting 9 November, the new PadFone Infinity will be available in Platinum White colour at Challenger, Harvey Norman, Newstead, StarHub and M1 shops. Titanium Black colour will be available at a later date.

Both mobile operators will offer the hybrid device at a range of attractive mobile price plans that allow customers to connect to the respective LTE / DC-HSPA+ mobile networks. More details will be announced by the respective operators closer to the availability date.

Recommended Retail Price (RRP)16GB32GB
New PadFone InfinityS$898S$998
New PadFone Infinity Station (optional)S$328

The New PadFone Infinity Specifications

ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 quad-core (2.2GHz)
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
NetworkEDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS/DC-HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100MHz (DL: 42Mbit/s / UL: 5.76Mbit/s)
LTE 800/1800/2600MHz (DL: 150Mbit/s, UL: 50Mbit/s)
Display5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080, 441PPI) with capacitive multi-touch
Super IPS display with 400 cd/m2 brightness
Corning® Fit glass
Dimensions143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9mm
Battery Pack & Life2400mAh
Talk time: up to 20 hours (3G)
Video playback time: up to 9 hours
Standby time: Up to 410 hours (3G) / 200 hours (LTE)
Storage16GB / 32GB
microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
ASUS WebStorage: 50GB free for two years
SensorsMotion Accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light, proximity
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0 (EDR + A2DP)
OtherFM tuner, NFC, dual noise-cancelling microphones
ConnectivityMyDP port (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host & Device + 1080p video-out with optional adapter)
3.5mm headphone
Nano SIM slot
Cameras2MP AF front (F2.0)
13MP AF rear (F2.0) with PixelMaster technology & LED flash
ColoursPlatinum White / Titanium Black

1 Compatible with the PadFone Infinity Station (Released in May 2013)

The New PadFone Infinity Station Specifications

Display10.1-inch (1920 x 1200, 224PPI) with capacitive multi-touch
Super IPS with 400cd/m² brightness
Scratch-resistant glass with anti-fingerprint coating
Cameras1MP AF front
13MP AF rear (via PadFone Infinity rear camera)
Connectivity3.5mm headphone (via PadFone Infinity)
Micro-USB 2.0 (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host)
SensorsAmbient light
AntennasGSM, WCDMA, LTE diversity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Audio18mm speaker with with ASUS SonicMaster technology
Battery5000mAh Li-polymer
Talk time: up to 40 hours (3G)
Web browsing time: up to 7.5 hours (3G) / 8 hours (Wi-Fi) / 6.5 hours (LTE)
Video playback time: up to 7.5 hours (720p) / 7.5 hours (1080p)
Standby time: Up to 920 hours (3G) / 520 hours (LTE)
ColoursPlatinum White / Titanium Grey
Size264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6mm
*All specifications are subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country.
Battery life is based on 3G network. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage environment and other factors. Content and product availability varies by country and coverage areas and is subject to change. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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