Asus Padfone with quad-core Tegra 3 coming in early 2012

05 December, 2011 | Comments (37) | Post your comment

It seems that the elusive Asus Padfone is about to finally materialize. The smartphone that can convert to a tablet is now said to come in early 2012 and it will get a nice specs boost to make it up to us for the delay.

According to the latest rumor, the Asus Padfone will be running on a Tegra 3 chipset, featuring no less than four Cortex-A9 cores (okay, five if you count that helper core, but that doesn't really count here). That would make the Padfone one of the first smartphones to pack so much punch under its hood and will certainly make it one of the more desirable devices at the start of next year.

If the NetbookNews.com sources got everything right, the Tegra 3-powered Asus Padfone should be unveiled at MWC 2012, which is just under three months away now.

Asus managed to outplay many of the other manufacturers with its Transformer tablet at the start of 2011, and the Transformer Prime is looking to be the Android tablet to have this holiday season. Will they manage to achieve something like that with smartphones with the Padfone?

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Asus Padfone with quad-core Tegra 3 coming in early 2012 - reader comments

  • Harry

My wife isn't a tablet person, but she loves her phone. The only complaint she has is that due to size she can't be as versitile with her phone. This product is a great solutions, but the question remains who will be the carriers of this product?

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  • 2011-12-16 20:02
  • RigH
  • temero

Hopefully they will make it so that you can put a larger battery in if you want. I also would like microsd capability. Noticed that some phone makers are not putting micro sd card slots now that iCrap has lowered the standards....

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  • 2011-12-12 00:37
  • s9Bn
  • daisuke white winter

asus king of tablet

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  • 2011-12-09 15:39
  • tug5