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Asus Padfone 2 Full Specs Revealed – Quad-core Processor, 4.7-Inch Super IPS+ Display, 13MP Camera and More

A picture of what appears to be the backside of a retail box that was posted over at Chinese site mobile01, is being reported as the spec list for the Asus Padfone 2. Now, we know that Asus is going to unveil this device on October 16, but so far, most of the specs remained a mystery. Unless of course, this picture is legit. So what do we have? 

The packaging above is showing LTE and HSPA+, a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2140mAh battery, 4.7″ Super IPS+ HD display, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, and a thickness of 9mm. It sounds a lot like the LG Optimus G, but since it’s a Padfone, it will certainly come with a tablet skeleton for docking. With the Padfone, it’s all about hybrid multi-functionality.

This is the type of device that I wish would make its way to the U.S. Unfortunately, carriers aren’t interested in a phone that docks into a tablet, since they would rather sell you both a tablet and a phone. They also don’t want you sharing a data plan between a tablet and a phone unless you pay extra to have that tablet on your plan. The Padfone in theory is amazing for consumers, and that’s the reason U.S. carriers have shunned it thus far.

So, this thing sounds like a beast in the making. Is anyone interested in importing one, once it launches?

Via:  Mobile01 | Blog of Mobile

  • gdi2290

    NFC?

  • Bruce Kraft

    Manufacturers did basically create one (a phone w/ a dock), and no one bought it. The last droid motorola line (droid, razrs, photons, etc) did have this feature and no one bought the optional dock. The lapdock that motorola came out with was FREAKING AMAZING. AND EVEN MORE SO WITH THE ADVENT OF THE ICE CREAM SANDWICH UPDATE.

    Now when Google took over Motorola, they made a few decisions. After Google noticing that lapdocks were being SEVERELY discounted in order to be sold, Google noticed that currently, its not WORTH IT for the united states market to offer a phone that has screen docking capabilities.

    Google came to the conclusion that the CURRENT razr line will no longer come with lapdocking capabilities (which as a lapdock user, REALLY disappointed me).

    So we had our chance… :(

  • http://twitter.com/dewguzzler Jesse Perkins

    seeing how asus did get picked for the nexus tablet maybe just maybe they will get picked to bring the next nexus phone to us….heres hoping X

  • bedwa

    PENTABAND! Smart move Asus. No 850 UMTS was the only reason I wasn’t sporting an original Padfone.

  • Padded

    I’d say the reason the US carriers have shunned it so far is because the Padfone 1 only works on 2G networks here. I bet the carriers will pick this 4G LTE one up!

  • Southrncomfortjm

    make this a nexus and I’d have my all in one device. make it happen Google!

  • interstellarmind

    Based on the specs listed above, can one tell which US carriers this would be compaitable with if exported?

  • nightscout13

    Verizon or GTFO

  • Peter L. Zachar

    If the Asus Padfone 2 comes with Jellybean, I’m very interested! If Verizon or AT&T won’t carry, I’ll try another carrier who will support the Padfone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

    I want an ASUS Transformer Phone. Slate one moment, attach a sliding keyboard for additional options!

  • Zach Armstrong

    It will never happen but they need to bring this phone to the US.

  • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

    I’m considering it… now that I jumped ship to GSM. Waiting to see what the gnex 2 brings first.

  • Raven

    So what do we have?
    An awesome phone and tablet that will never be sold for Verizon.

  • Keii Graham

    The only thing I don’t like, going by the picture of the announcement, is the hardware buttons.
    I’d love to see this badboy with Verizon bands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

    I would import one of these if I had to

  • Ryan Habersham

    Even if we do buy it, will Verizon let us activate it on there network?

  • Inquizitor

    Why is the 2GB RAM not in the title? One of the best parts IMO. My GNex has started seeming pretty laggy on CM10 (not nightly, the somewhat-more-stable monthly) with just 1GB.

  • smartguy05

    Doesn’t it have the bands for Verizon? If it wasn’t sold here can’t someone just import it?

  • Alex blah

    I thought about leaving Verizon and going to straight talk to get this phone

    • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

      You won’t regret the switch.

  • MichaelFranz

    Carriers are dumb for not wanting this.

    • PSU_DI

      carriers want you to buy multiple products including a phone, a tablet, and a mifi. Then they also want you to sign up for shared data plans so they can charge you more the data each device uses. Carriers don’t want this device since they would loose out on revenue, since the “tablet and the phone” uses the same data source.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        VZ is already allowing me to have unlimited data from my phone on my Transformer Prime.

        Thank you Bugless Beast!

        • PSU_DI

          I’m not sure if VZ is allowing that, but Pete sure is!!! Gotta love our devs.. but VZW is a money sucking leach and wants to nickle and dime you for everything..

      • MichaelFranz

        verizon and ATT want you to do that…

        i understand the whole aspect of selling more devices. But wouldnt a device liek this entice a new market and new customer base. you can still charge for the hardware, but in essence it is still 1 data source. And if you go over your limit your still boned..

        i dont see quite the big deal. it would be a huge win in the US

  • bigillz

    I pay full price for phones, so yes I’d import, assuming it worked on Verizon and the tablet res was at least 1920×1080. Need more pixel density!

  • RoadsterHD1

    I love ASUS and the PadFone seems like a great Idea. The specs are perfect too. My next phone? , Maybe…..

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Asus for the next Nexus Phone? With these specs…. Bring it on!

    • MichaelFranz

      i’d agree with this, maybe wouldnt need the carriers if google endorsed it, then just activate it on carriers

      • Chris Malkiewicz

        Exactly. If the chips are compatible with Verizon or At&T just sell me the phone. My only fear is the $700 price tag LOL

        • michael arazan

          If not verizon because they want separate devices for more money, there is always sprint

  • ddevito

    wouldn’t it be cool to have three gadgets that all transformed into one another? A phone, small tablet then large tablet.

    Like Russian matryoshka dolls.

  • trophynuts

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(system_on_chip)#Snapdragon_S4

    comes with Adreno 320 GPU and it’s rated up to 1.7 :)

  • D4niel

    Wait a second. The little graphic for the display has text that reads, “SuperAMOLED”, while under it reads, “Super IPS+ HD”. I assume one display is using IPS and the other is using AMOLED, but that’s not very clear.

  • ddevito

    phabulous

  • AJA0

    Note 2 would be better, it’s a tablet AND a phone… Phablet :D

  • PSU_DI

    Someone pointed out on another site that the Display icon says “SuperAMOLED” on it but below it references the SuperIPS+ HD display underneath so this could very well be a photoshop job.

    • evileclipse

      Thank you for pointing that out! This is a fake if a fake could be faked.

  • New_Guy

    Can we please see this thing become a reality this time…PLEASE

    • RoboRobP

      it became a reality last time… just not in the states

      • New_Guy

        I know, and it sucks, sucks, sucks. I was rady to buy the entire bundle if it came over.

  • Alan Paone

    If the phone is 720p, then the tablet is probably 1080p like the Infinity. Badass.

  • Sven Enterlein

    I’d be interested if everything fits nicely together. On the other hand I don’t mind using two devices as long as I am at home. On the road having (unlimited) data access AND the convenience of a tab WITHOUT the hassle of tethering would be sweet.

  • cooksta32676

    This or DIX?

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinbontrager Justin Bontrager

    Why can’t we just have a huge battery?

    • Alan Paone

      The last one had enough battery in the tablet dock to make the phone last a week on a charge, is that huge enough?

  • Paradisimo

    I’d be careful being one of the first customers to buy an Asus product. Especially a new concept like this. I’ve now had issues with my OG Transformer, Transformer Prime and Nexus 7. They seem to focus a little too much on specs and not as much on making sure everything works as intended.

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Timmy

      I disagree. I love my Transformer Prime and Nexus 7, and fully expect to import one.

      • New_Guy

        Me as well. The JB update for the TF300 had bugs and they knocked them out with a second update in about two weeks. So…they get a Bravo from me (especially since I’m already on an official version of JB on a non-nexus device).

      • William Peterson

        Same here. Both run flawlessly. :-)

      • Paradisimo

        Well glad to hear yours have worked out but personally my OG Transformer had battery drain issues, my Prime had WIFI and GPS issues and I just had to get my Nexus 7 replaced because of dead spots on the screen. Being an early adopter screwed me, hopefully it works out better for others.

  • http://twitter.com/jnewman1991 James Newman

    I’m still pissed off the first one wasn’t offered in the states.

    • S.Ober

      Same here buddy, same here!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000652713514 Britney Stanley

      I am pissed, as well! I hope this one comes to the States! I would give up my iPhone 4S for it!

  • Michael Forte

    I’d love specs like that in the next Nexus phone…