Oct 12 AT 4:12 PM Taylor Wimberly 38 Comments

ASUS Padfone 2 leaks out before big unveil next week


Want to catch a glimpse of the ASUS Padfone 2 before it is officially unveiled next week? Anant Dwivedi of Bloomberg TV interviewed ASUS CEO Jerry Chen and he showed off the highly anticipated device for a few minutes. For the first time ever we got a look at the phone and the redesigned tablet docking station.

As expected, the Padfone 2 features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdrago S4 Pro chip, 4.7-inch HD display, and 13 megapixel camera. The new Padfone tablet station includes a 10.1-inch HD display and 3x the battery capacity of the original. Check out the video below for the quick preview and hit up the source link for some exclusive hands-on details.

Update: Our favorite leaker @evleaks has posted additional photos of the Padfone 2.

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Via: NotebookItalia.it

Source: Ananthology.in

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    I really hope execution on this version is much better than the last version! I can’t wait until this (phone-powered tablet) is a normal thing! I LOVE this concept!!

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    This design is so much more intuitive than the first one. Makes sense, you can utilize the phone’s camera so you don’t have to build one for the tablet.

    • vforvortex

      The older padfone tablet also used the camera of the phone when docked, but that dock was more like a cassette player. This one is much cleaner. Good work.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Yep, I saw a photo after making that comment. You just had to pop it in which is probably more annoying than slipping it in. Heh, slipping it in.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I think the original Padfone tablet dock had a hole in the cassette-tape-dock so the phone’s camera would still work. But yeah this design looks a ton better than that fat cow.

  • http://about.me/barontankhe Ton Habraken

    He look… that guy has my next phone ;-)

  • stenzor

    That looks great, I want all the devices!

  • skyflakes

    Thank goodness that ugly bump’s gone.

  • Bombaclaud

    I hope the prime/Infinity keyboard is compatible.

  • Nate B.

    He sure knew how to keep his hand and arm in front of the phone when he was talking about it ha-ha

  • SanzaBlancoAkA2C

    I really wish Google would have gone this route for the new Nexus phone and for a Nexus 10″ tablet option. Don’t get me wrong I do like the LG Nexus phone but this concept is just awesome in my opinion.

    • http://about.me/barontankhe Ton Habraken

      This is not a concept. This phone is going to be announced before the next Nexus and has better specs. So I hope Google learns that for a phone they can also go to ASUS. It is infinitely better then the LG Nexus

      • Orion78

        I would gladly pick this over the LG Nexus.

      • masterpfa

        I was hoping when multiple devices were mentioned and with the positive, IMHO response to the Google/Asus partnership on the Nexus 7, that Asus were to be one of the selected partners for a Nexus phone.

        Who knows that may still be the case, but we shall have to wait and see.

      • labrat

        There’s a awefull lot of bezel on this phone.

        I do like the design! Would still think this is part of Googles strategy at some point. With possible Chrome OS for full desktop and functioning as a Google TV as well would be pretty awesome.

  • Paul

    If the specs are right and the benchmarks are right, that QuadCore S4 will blow everything out of the water. You’d want a great CPU if it’ll be a tablet and laptop at the same time. Awesome concept, I really hope this makes it to the U.S and easier to find that the original Padphone. I really want this!

    • Y314K

      It should be as good or better then most out there… But this PadPhone better have 2GB of Ram…. Specially if u like to run other OS like Ubuntu on it…

  • dom

    i think the should find a way to use the dock for future padfones. that way you would only have to upgrade the padfone and you wouldnt have to buy all the other stuff again.

    would make it much more exciting and would definitly be a big advantage

    if they’d do that, i would actually buy this. but i like to have a up to date smartphone, so this would be way to expensive.

    • masterpfa

      A great idea, if only for one or two upgrades as I would imagine the designers would like to move on with the phone design eventually.

  • Mix

    I am curious about the price as this could be a cheaper option than a N7 and an LG Nexus phone….

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Here’s to hoping it comes to the US at all.

  • Samar

    I surely hope Asus to do better than last time for this combo. The concept is cool enough to be a hit if spec’ed and priced right. Updating to latest android OS has not been much of a problem for asus, since they are one of the firsts to get it out of the door.

    And one day who knows, if it cud be a Nexus version..Boy..oh ..Boy.

  • Revalence

    Does surprise or anticipation even exist anymore? xD

    • masterpfa

      I agree, always like to watch a keynote NOT knowing what’s coming next.

  • Y314K

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Who ??? As much as I like the Note 2… I really like Asus concept of the PadPHone…

    If Asus brings a version with TMobile’s HSPA+ bands + LTE on it… This can be a very good alternative to the Note 2… The 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdrago S4 Pro chip should be able to handle HSPA+ & LTE without a problem and should be as good as Exynos…

    And Asus has a minimal change to Android on their OS which speeds up update times… They add their apps and a few other things to it… But it’s mostly minor cosmetic… Wasn’t Asus the #1-fasters 3rd party updater for ICS & JB the last year on their tablets??

    Come one Asus… Bring this to TMobile this time around…. Love the concept…. I would rather carry a smaller phone in my pocket while having the option to go full tablet… They need to make the price range no more then $600… $400 Phone + $200 Tablet… Specially since the tablet part is only a screen and batteries….

    • masterpfa

      I like your thinking on the Padfone pricing, especially if the existing keyboard docks can still be used.

  • Pachi72

    I hope the screen on the tablet is the same screen as the TF Inifity

  • Nodigo

    If I had money I would throw it at my screen and yell that nothing is happening…

  • NamelessTed

    I would love to see ASUS come out with a stand alone phone. I already have a TF300T and have no use for another tablet device. Yes, I could sell my tablet and just use this, but I think i actually prefer having two separate devices. I am also not sure I would want a 10″ tablet if I were buying a new one. My transformer is great, but the Nexus 7 and other devices of that size look pretty tempting.

    All I know is the second ASUS releases their own Nexus phone, I am in.

    • http://about.me/barontankhe Ton Habraken

      Just buy the phone. Never mind the docks. It is going to be one of the best, if not the best phone out there.

  • ionorov

    This is neat… Even if its only for the fact that we don’t need two data plans. Just have one contract for both phone and tablet.

  • mattcoz

    All it needs is a keyboard docking station for the tablet docking station.

  • JD

    This phone plus tablet is amazing. I mind if it will get capacitive buttons (like htc one x or samsung gs3) or buttons on screen like the (galaxy nexus)…I hope for them on screen :-D

  • Coranial

    Don’t like the idea of docking your phone to a tablet at all, makes little sense. The phone on it’s own does actually look pretty good though!

  • ohhhh man

    i hope this comes to the states it look very interesting i wouldnt mind having a phone that would dock into a tablet. but i still like the first padfone tablet better even if u had to put it into the tablet and it covers the phone and it would be alot more safer because no one could just pull it off out of the blue atleast the first one they have to slide the button to the side and then reach in and pull it out of the dock port.

  • Puck69

    There is not enough sound system for Android phone, this looks amazing.