Many of us in the US are not all that familiar with ASUS’ Padfone which we saw demoed at CES last January. That is because it never made it to any of the US carriers. Sure you can import it from Europe and put it on T-Mobile or AT&T, but for the most part it was an European device. Now it’s time for a refresh on Padfone. A benchmark for the Padfone 2 has popped up in the Antutu database showing that the Padfone 2 will have a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor.
Other than the fact that the Padfone 2 will be running a quad-core S4, we know basically nothing about the device. But there are some rumors floating around that the device will feature 2GB of RAM, which is needed in a tablet. We can also expect to see this device in January at CES.
For those that don’t know the Padfone concept, it is a smartphone and a tablet. The phone plugs into the back of the tablet sharing mobile data (3G/4G). The biggest reason why it didn’t make it to the US carriers is because they are greedy. They want you to pay for data on both devices, not just one.
Anyone excited about the Padfone 2? Who’s looking to pick it up when it eventually is available?