ASUS Announces The PadFone 2

ASUS yesterday announced their new PadFone 2 in Singapore. The unique 2-in-1 combination of smartphone and tablet is the successor to ASUS’s first PadFone, which hit the market just this year.

The PadFone 2 boasts a quad-core smartphone and a completely redesigned tablet with leading specifications in the smartphone market. Both Android devices have a combined weight of just 649g. The PadFone has also been refined for a larger screen size, and now boasts a 4.7” screen; it has also been made much thinner, measuring just 9mm at its thickest point. The phone by itself weighs just 135g.

This step-up from the first PadFone will be available for contract exclusively at StarHub from Nov 22 2012 onwards.

ASUS authorised retailers will also be carrying stocks for the hybrid device. Preorders commence today, with the 32GB model retailing for S$1,099, and the 64GB model retailing for S$1,239.