Prior to the launch of the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia's flagship smartphone Lumia 920, official images of the handsets were leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, giving the world a glimpse of what to expect once the devices get officially announced. Since then, the Twitter user has posted several other leaks about handsets from various manufacturers. It appears that @evleaks is become a thorn in the side of Asus this time. Evleaks has now posted official images of the Asus PadFone 2 that has not been announced yet.
Some features of the Asus PadFone 2 were revealed in a video aired on Bloomberg India. Based on the video, we can see that unlike its predecessor, the PadFone 2 does not have the flip design. Instead it docks directly at the back of the tablet so that you can start using the tablet almost instantly.
Leaked before official announcement
Another major feature is the battery life. The PadFone 2 boasts a battery life of more than a day when combined with the tablet component. While the phone looks mostly unchanged, it sports a larger screen measured at 4.7 inches, along with a 13 megapixel camera.
Asus had announced the launch event of the PadFone 2 on its website earlier this week. The PadFone 2 will be launched at a media event to be held in Milan on October 16. The PadFone is an Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone with a 4.3-inch screen. When paired with the PadFone Station, it transforms into a 10.1-inch Android ICS tablet. With a keyboard dock, the Padfone transforms into a notebook.
DynamicDisplay technology allows transition between standalone and docked modes, where most of applications are automatically enhanced with their display layouts adjusted to suit the screen. A good example of the use of DynamicDisplay is the email app. Users can connect the PadFone to the PadFone Station while halfway through typing an email, and the app will automatically adjust to suit the PadFone Station's 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 screen, by displaying more information such as the list of emails in the inbox with a full view of an open email. DynamicDisplay technology will also ensure that the app remembers where it stopped. So in a scenario where a user halts a game to switch from the PadFone to the PadFone Station or vice versa, the game resumes from where she left it.
At the launch of the original PadFone in September, Alex Huang, Managing Director, System Business Group, Asus India had said, “Today’s introduction of PadFone will be an utmost expansion of our users’ world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the mastery of technological innovation and design perfection. We are assertive that PadFone will touch customers’ heart in terms of incredible product, incredible design, incredible quality and incredible service.”
We had recently reviewed the original PadFone and to know if it is worth a buy, hit the link here.
Published Date: Oct 13, 2012 05:07 pm | Updated Date: Oct 13, 2012 05:07 pm