ASUS PadFone Infinity Smartphone/Tablet Debuts
Refined design features a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and PixelMaster camera technology for incredible low-light photography
ASUS today announced the new PadFone Infinity with a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 quad-core processor and a new ASUS PixelMaster camera that dramatically improves low-light photos. The new PadFone Infinity also features a micro SDXC card slot that gives the flexibility for expanding storage capacity as the need arises.
The PadFone concept allows users to choose the optimal display size for their needs with effortless switching between smartphone and tablet. The user can decide which screen size best suits their usage scenario without having to transfer data between devices.
Blazing Performance, Incredible Displays
With an ultra-fast 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the new PadFone Infinity is blisteringly fast and incredibly energy efficient. Apps are always smooth and responsive both in smartphone or tablet modes and, thanks to Cat4 LTE connectivity with download speeds up to 150Mbit/s, mobile web browsing webpages and downloads are faster than ever.
Both the new 5-inch PadFone Infinity and its 10.1-inch PadFone Infinity Station also feature gorgeous Full HD displays with IPS technology, so books, magazines, photos, videos and apps all look incredible, with bright, accurate colors, razor sharp text and wide viewing angles.
Brilliantly smart PixelMaster camera
The new PadFone Infinity features a new ASUS PixelMaster camera that adjusts the size of each image sensor pixel to ensure the best possible picture quality in any given scenario, making the PadFone Infinity a must-have for enthusiastic photographers. For daylight photography, PixelMaster creates clear and vibrant 13-megapixel photos packed with detail. In sub-optimal lighting conditions, PixelMaster automatically detects the scenario and suggests enabling Hi-Light mode to the user. Once enabled, Hi-Light adjusts the sensor pixel size and uses an ASUS designed algorithm to increase light sensitivity by up to 400% for sharp images with brighter backgrounds and much less noise, without the need for the LED flash.
The f/2.0 five-element lens captures incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag, while a dedicated image signal processor enhances low-light image quality and captures up to 100 sequential photos at 12 frames-per-second (fps). An advanced Turbo Burst mode enables users to capture fast moving subjects at up to 30fps so that important moments are never missed. Moreover, the Smart Removal mode can intelligently remove moving objects to create the perfect picture. Last, All Smiles mode adjusts facial expressions so that everyone looks their best. The camera can also record 1080p Full HD video at 30fps and high-speed 720p HD video at 60fps. All of this ensures that the new Padfone Infinity takes smartphone photography to another level.
Enhanced ASUS Android apps
ASUS has worked hard to perfect the new PadFone Infinity user experience, with subtle improvements to the user interface. The People and Gallery apps now include comprehensive social media features and Gallery photos can also be synced with online albums, giving easy access to images from any device with a web browser.
The new Email app has also been enhanced, with a threaded message view that expands conversations directly in the inbox, easy access to frequently used contacts and a new ‘VIP’ folder so that emails from important contacts are never missed.
The Clock and Weather apps have also been redesigned and now feature a clearer, more intuitive, use of screen space. The clock app is designed to make the experience as seamless as possible with a new world time view, allowing you to easily track the time across the world, as well as more intuitive visual alarm clock, stop watch and countdown timer.
Reading web pages on the move has never been easier, too. Browser’s new Easy Reader mode makes reading webpages a breeze by removing unwanted elements from the webpage so you can focus on the content.
Readability is further improved when Easy Reader is combined with Reading Mode, a system-wide setting that can be enabled in user-selected apps to make for a more comfortable ambience. Easy Reader dims the backlight and adjusts the color temperature to reduce eye strain and improve comfort while reading — particularly in darker environments.