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Asus Rep Hints At A Possible U.S. Release Of Their PadFone Infinity On Google Plus

May 23, 2013 - Written By Joe Levin

Asus is pretty well known for making some of the better Android tablets to hit the shelves since the market exploded a couple of years ago. Their hybrid “Transformer” series has long been a fan favorite for those of us out there who enjoy the higher end devices and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars to get top of the line specifications.

One line of products from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s stable that has so far eluded consumers here in the United States however is their Asus PadFone devices. For those of you who may be unaware, the PadFone series is another group of hybrids but rather than the keyboard dock that accompanies the Transformer, the PadFone is a combination smartphone and tablet.

While we have heard rumors of a possible release of a PadFone variant for the U.S. market, they have all only amounted to just that, rumors. However according to a recent post on the Asus Google Plus page regarding a hot pink version of their latest PadFone Infinity, we could be seeing one stateside before long.

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As you can see in this exchange with a person in the comments section of the post, the Asus rep explains that the version they are hyping does not come with U.S. frequencies and as such will not be marketed here, BUT he leaves the door open a crack as he advises potential American customers to wait and see what happens at the Computex Expo, which is happening next month. Computex you may remember is the big trade show in Taipei, Taiwan where companies proudly show off their latest and greatest devices.

For those of you who may need a refresher here are the stats on the Asus PadFone Infinity:

  • 5-inch smartphone with 1080p that gets 441ppi

  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU at 1.7 Ghz

  • 2GB of RAM

  • 32GB or 64GB of Storage

  • Support for major wireless standards including: EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA, LTE and DC-HSPA+

  • GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GLONASS Support

  • 13 Megapixel AF Camera with f/2.0 lens and burst-shooting up to 8 fps

  • 2MP front-facing camera

  • 2,400 mAh battery

  • Android 4.2

And the tablet dock:

  • 10.1-inch Full HD 1920 x 1200 Display

  • 400 Nits brightness – for those keeping score, that’s the same as the new Chromebook Pixel

  • Up to 40 hours of talk time when docked with the phone

If you were holding out hope the possibility of picking one of these up it seems that your wait is almost over so sit tight. We will be sure to keep you all updated as we head into out coverage of this year’s Computex so stay tuned for further developments.