The taiwanese computer manufacturer has the successor to the first combination of smartphone and tablet padfone are properly equipped to, for example, a processor with more power and higher resolutions for both components. In particular, the improvement of the tablet part was the padfone 2 in the focus.
The smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch display and resolves with 1280 x 720 pixels in HD quality. The new gorilla glass cover protects from scratches. Asus has installed the new quad core (SOC snapdragon) qualcomm 1.5 ghz clock rate and gives the heart of padfone 2 two gigabytes of memory. The customer selects between 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes of internal memory. Upgrade memory cards is not possible.
NFC and LTE
Where put it before an eight megapixel camera, shoot up to 100 photos in series now 13 mega pixel and record video with 30 frames per second with 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 full frames per second with 1280 x 720 pixels. The front camera comes with 1.2 megapixels for video telephony. In addition the latest wireless technology is used: As the smartphone in addition to HSPA + supports also LTE and NFC.
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As shown in the image test machine of the first padfones, there was demand for the tablet dock properly. Obviously has who ASUS took this to heart and in addition to the weight reduction of approximately 200 grams for the complete padfone 2 simplifies the connection of the two components. So the flap at the back of the tablet no longer exists and the smartphone finds its place easier and upright. The capacitive display is protected by scratch-resistant gorilla glass like at the smartphone and comes with 1280 x 800 pixels on.
Android jelly bean
Initially, ASUS supplied the padfone 2 with google’s operating system android 4.0 ice cream sandwich, but indicates that timely upgrade to android 4.1 jelly bean is. A keyboard dock, which was zukaufbar the previous model and is responsible for the transformation into a netbook, was not at the launch in taipei. In europe should the smartphone / tablet combination from december 2012 in black and white for 799 euros with 32 gigabytes of memory and for 899 euro with 64 gigabytes available.