The Asus PadFone was first revealed way back in May. Essentially it’s a 4.3in smartphone and a 10.1in tablet, with the little guy docking inside the big guy – a bit like a kangaroo. Sort of.
We haven’t heard a great deal since then, but now a benchmarking test thingy has revealed some of the specs.
In terms of processing juice, the Asus PadFone will be powered by a Krait S4 MSM8960 with Andreno 225 GPU. Sweet.
According to Qualcomm’s new naming strategy, S4 will offer up to 2.5GHz single, dual or quad-core. However, as Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, says: “It’s not about how many cores or how many gigabytes, it’s how well you can optimise the system.”
The benchmark also reveals that the Asus Padfone – or this test unit, at least – runs Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). Asus seems to be quite keen to get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running on its wares, so we won’t be surprised if Gingerbread is overthrown before the proposed February release date.