The followup to the ASUS Padfone has made an appearance in the AnTuTu benchmark database, and the results suggest a slightly beefed up phone-in-a-tablet is on our future. From the sound of things, ASUS is going quad-core this time, which seems like a no-brainer given the PadFone’s position as a top tier device in the company’s product lineup. All signs point to the manufacturer sticking with a Snapdragon, but in this case going with the S4 Pro as opposed to the dual-core edition found in the first PadFone.
Otherwise we know very little about how the PadFone 2 will update the original, but there are rumors of 2GB of RAM. As with the Transformer line, we expect ASUS’ improvements to mostly focus on bringing the device in line with the current generation of high-end devices more so than a total redesign of the original concept. There is no word on when we might see the second edition introduced, but an introduction during CES in January seems plausible.