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

Asus PadFone Infinity Lite back

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.

[Source: Sogi, Asus Taiwan]

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