MWC 2012: Asus announces Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series

News 16:44, 28 Feb 2012

Asus has revealed yet another Transformer device in its tablet line-up and this one beats the Prime

Asus isn't content to rest on its laurels with the Transformer Prime, the Padfone and the entry-level 300 series, not by a long shot.

Not only has the company revealed that it will take the Padfone concept into a larger range of devices but it's also continuing to expand the Transformer range.

The company just revealed a successor to the current top dog, the Transformer Prime, and this new device will be called the Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series.

The Infinity is another 10.1-inch, 8.5mm thick tablet with an IPS + capacitive touchscreen toting an HD 1920×1200 pixel resolution.

There'll be both 32GB and 64GB variants just as there was with the Prime and on the back of the device is an HD 8-megapixel camera while the front sports an upgraded 2-megapixel secondary for improved video calls. Android Ice Cream Sandwich and a brushed aluminium chassis are once again par for the course.

According to a report from Phandroid, Asus is between two minds whether to stick with the Prime's Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core setup or to go all out with the Padfone's allegedly superior Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon dual core.

At the moment it's looking as though the Wi-Fi only model will be using Nvidia's tech while the 3G and 4G enabled versions are going with progressively beefier Qualcomm engines, a MSM8260A and MSM8960 respectively.

That's all the info we have for now but we'll keep our ear to the ground for more and update you accordingly.


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