Asus family of PadFone devices has a new member. In addition to recently unveiled PadFone Mini and PadFone E models, the Taiwanese manufacturer announced the PadFone Infinity Lite, which is a more modest and cheaper version of the last year’s PadFone Infinity 2. Customers in Taiwan will be able to buy the smartphone / tablet combo starting next month. Each device will be available for purchase separately for around $460 for the phone and about $230 for the tablet dock. The total price for entire PadFone Infinity Lite set is $690.
Asus PadFone Infinity Lite vs. PadFone Infinity 2
As you may know the mini and lite versions of mobile devices usually come with lesser specs and this rule applies also to the PadFone Infinity Lite. The main difference between PadFone Infinity Lite and PadFone Infinity 2 is the processor. Instead of a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 used in the Infinity 2, Asus opted for a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip. The new member of Padfone family also runs older version of Android, which is 4.1 Jelly Bean to be more exact, although chances are that the manufacturer will be upgrade it to 4.4 KitKat.
Other than that, the PadFone Infinity Lite seems to carry the same characteristics as the Infinity 2. The smartphone measure 5.56 x 2.87 x 0.35 inches (143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm) and weighs 5.11 ounces (145 grams). The handset features a 5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) display, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,400 mAh battery. In addition to a 13-megapixel rear camera, there is also a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
As of the tablet dock, the device measures 10.41 x 7.15 x 0.42 inches (264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6 mm), and it tips the scales at 18.77 ounces (532 grams). The tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch IPS display, 1-megapixel front-facing camera and a hefty 5,000 mAh battery. So far there is no word on international availability of the device. Stay tuned.