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We're expecting ASUS to unveil the Padfone 2 on October 16, but why wait for details? This is the back of what looks to be the back of the box for the next smartphone from ASUS, and breaks down all of the important specs. 

  • Model A68
  • LTE, DC-HSPA+: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM E 850/900/1800/1900, Class 10
  • Qualcomm 8064 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM
  • 137.9 x 68.9 x 9 mm, 135 g
  • 2140 mAh battery
  • 4.7-inch Super IPS+ 1280 x 720 display
  • 13 megapixel camera with zero shutter lag LED flash, auto-focus, and HD video recording
  • 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • MicroUSB 2.0 with MHL support

Keep in mind that this is coming from some random dude on a Chinese forum, but it looks convincing enough to me. We had already heard from some leaked benchmarks that the next Padfone would have a quad-core processor, and this certainly corroborates that. What I'm mostly interested in is the dock and tablet companion devices; how much will they cost, and will they do anything more than the originals? What would the ASUS Padfone 2 have to offer in order to pull you away from more established smartphone makers?

Source: Mobile 01

Via: Engadget

 

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ASUS Padfone 2 gets rumored pre-announcement specs

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Looks fake. Says Super IPS +, HD in one spot then says Super IPS+ HD in another. Yet the little clipart box says SuperAMOLED and is smaller than the other boxes. IPS and SuperAMOLED are different display techs. Plus the text doesn't line up on the specs. Why do people take the time to make these stupid fakes.

I've always been very interested in the Padphone device, if they ever line up with a new release when I'm looking for a new tablet and have a phone upgrade I would really consider picking one up.

Both my Transformer Prime and my Nexus 7 had quality control issues. I'll not get this even if it comes to Sprint which is the carrier I use and will not switch away from.

Just need pentaband and that battery is enough to sell me on the model (given it to be a sane price, $599 at launch or lower)

Looks pretty bad ass to me. Covering all Networks including T-Mobile's HSPA+ and the hardware is no less than spectacular. The only thing I don't see is int memory. The specs are much better than any new Nexus device put out and that is a shame. You would think putting out only one phone a year Nexus could give us a device with great hardware. IMO the best Nexus phone is the Nexus One. Jerry and Phil seem to give Nexus a pass on their hardware by saying their specialty is the software, I think that is just bull, when people and me included tears apart the new I-Phone we also look at the hardware, why does Android Central give them a pass on their hardware. I am the biggest Nexus fan, have them all but pretty sick of buying lame ass hardware. Total bull shit, give us some kick ass hardware and the phone will not be able to stay on the shelves.