Innovative peripheral manufacturer Asus has used Mobile World Congress to launch an array of products destined for the UK. These are the next generation of the phone-cum-tablet, called the PadFone Infinity; the 7-inch screen based FonePad, and two tablets – in the 10.1 inch MeMO Pad and its 7-inch counter part.
Asus’ PadFone Infinity is said to cost £799, but hasn’t been given an exact arrival date – as yet.
It is a 4G LTE mobile phone, with a 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 full HD corning gorilla glass display with a 441 ppi.
The Infinity is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, with 2GB of RAM and will be available with 32 or 64GB amounts of internal storage.
Just like the original PadFone and its successor, it can be added to a dumb tablet – in this case, a 10.1-inch screen – and powers that whole unit.
There is a 13-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 five-element lens, and a 2MP front-facing variant.
Asus 10.1-inch screen MeMO Pad is due in March, with a retail price of £249.
It has a resolution of 1,280 x 800, in an IPS panel, which is driven by a quad-core 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset – with a 12-core GPU.
There is also 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-MP camera and a front-facing 1.2-megapixel version.
The 7-inch display version is arriving in April, with a cost of £129.
That has a 1,024 x 600 resolution; a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU; 1GB of RAM; 16GB of storage capacity and a front-facing 1MP camera.
Asus Fonepad is a 7-inch tablet that can be used as a mobile phone, and is set to arrive in May/June with a cost of £179.
It has a 1,280 x 800 resolution and is driven by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and support for 32GB microSD cards – plus a 1.2MP camera.
Asus has also noted the PadFone 2 is arriving on the 1st of March in the UK, priced at £599.