Asus has quietly introduced the newest addition to its portfolio of phones with companion tablet docks. The Asus PadFone Infinity Lite is a 5-inch smartphone that can be inserted into a 10.1-inch dock for a larger screen and battery life.
As a two-in-one device, the PadFone Infinity Lite has a phone module with a 5-inch 1080p display and 2400mAh battery. When it’s running out of juice or when visuals need to be displayed bigger, the tablet dock then comes in and offers a 10.1 inch 1080p display and 5000mAh battery.
This lite model is a slightly less powerful version of the PadFone Infinity 2, which was made official last year. The main difference lies in processing power, with the PadFone Infinity Lite employing a Snapdragon 600 instead of its flagship sibling’s Snapdragon 800. Nevertheless, the Lite is still a mid-range device that’s more capable than the PadFone mini.
Asus PadFone Infinity Lite Specs
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Phone: 5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
- Tablet: 10.1-inch IPS LCD (1920×1080 Full HD), ~218ppi
- 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth, GPS
- 3G, HSPA+, LTE(?)
- Phone dimensions: 143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9mm
- Tablet dimensions: 264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6mm
- Phone weight: 145g
- Tablet weight: 532g
- 2400mAh phone battery, 5000mAh tablet battery
It’s worthy pointing out the aging Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that will apparently run out of the box. Hopefully, Asus will roll out a 4.4 KitKat update, although promises have yet to be made.
So far, only the pricing information for Taiwan is available. The phone will approximately sell for $461, whereas the tablet dock will set users back an additional $231. It’s not yet clear if the Asus PadFone Infinity Lite will arrive to other markets such as the Philippines.