Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics giant Asus has finally launched its new Padfone 2 following leaks of the images on the internet for a couple of days. The new Padfone 2 features a 4.7-inch 720 pixels Super IPS+ Corning Gorilla Glass display with 550 nits of brightness. The price ranges between US $620 and $750 for the Smartphone alone and the complete combo comes at an extra cost of US $210.
The new Padfone 2 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Aargh! Ice Cream Sandwich is out of date compared to the latest Android devices!) but the good news is that it can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
At its heart, the Padfone 2 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and it comes with choices of onboard memory of 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB. Other features include: a 13 MP camera; Wi-Fi; 3G; 2GB RAM; and a microSD card slot.
Padfone 2 has a 2,140mAh fixed battery and provides the user 50GB of Asus WebStorage for two years.
The ASUS Padfone Station includes a few ports and features such as a 6,600 mAh battery that will charge the device when docked, and it also has a 3.5 mm headset jack, a microUSB port, and a microHDMI connection.