ASUS Padfone 2 revealed in first-look video

Buried towards the tail-end of this look at a couple Windows 8 devices from ASUS is our first look at the Padfone 2, a device that ASUS will formally unveil at the beginning of next week. While the phone itself looks similar to the first iteration of the device (save for a slightly larger 4.7-inch HD display), the tablet dock has been tweaked, with the phone now mounting in a more direct fashion, which should better position the combo’s camera. Otherwise, the experience looks to remain relatively the same. We’ll be hearing plenty more about the Padfone 2 come next week.

[via YouTube | Thanks, Micha!]

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TAGS: announcements , ASUS Padfone 2

  • Wesley

    Mmmm looks good.

  • Tommy Thompson


  • hemipw54

    Cool stuff there. Still laptops are on the way out.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Dockable laptops are on the way in!

  • acey_zero

    Wow, very nice. If Ubuntu for Android can run on this, it could probably replace my laptop. Very tempting…

  • HalfwayCrook

    Hahaha, Windows 8 is terrible. And this dude’s accent make me want to vomit

    • Michael Thompson

      Not a Big Bang Theory fan, huh?
      He kinda sounds like sounds like Coothera…Kufrepol…the Indian guy.

      • James Bellerose

        Raj Koothrappali.

        • Marsg

          LOL he does

        • Unorthodox

          Rajesh that is.

        • Michael Thompson

          Thank you!

    • Ritesh

      Who’s stopping you from vomiting? Better get used to it, Indians are almost omnipresent and this accent is going to be more and more common. Although his accent was probably a bit too thick, I’ve heard MUCH worse from Indians, Asians & Europeans.

    • Daniel Tiberius


    • Paul_Waul

      your posts are miserable to read. kill yourself.

      • HalfwayCrook

        suck my d-ck and ill think about it

  • Southrncomfortjm

    This is the one piece (or pieces) of technology that could get me to give up my Nexus phone. Just give me this and a good keyboard dock and I’d be willing to pay a decent amount.

  • Joseph Lee

    The sliding dock mechanism looks amazing!

  • Michael Thompson

    I would like one please….now.
    It’s not here yet!
    In all seriousness this is something that is a sure fire lock for me if it comes to Verizon.

  • James Bellerose

    I’ll take the Taichi please!!!

  • ArmageddonX

    WOW! I am so excited about this device! The only thing that could possibly make it better is if they made a Nexus version. But hey, Asus already keeps it really close to Vanilla.

    • Micha Ols

      Keeps it close to vanilla AND is really fast with updates!

      • Daniel Tiberius

        Yeah this is what I’d like to see more of.

        • ArmageddonX

          Does anyone know if any US Carriers are planning to sell this?

          • Daniel Tiberius

            I haven’t seen any FCC docs or anything so I doubt there’s much out there so far. Is there a release date for overseas yet?

  • Aslan Bollin

    I like the new way the phone slides into the tablet, but I liked the compartment idea of the previous as well.
    I kinda don’t like how there is no door/cover protecting the backside of the phone when docked.
    I still want one… lol
    Please be available with ATT compatible bands. 3G/HSPA+ at the least.

    • Montisaquadeis

      Personally I want T-Mobile bands on this sucker. So that I get true unlimited 4g for $30 a month that will be perfect with a 3 in 1 device like this. No need for a separate tablet plan with this.

      • Aslan Bollin

        How about they make it pentaband? ;)

        • Ritesh

          It most probably is pentaband.

          • Daniel Tiberius

            Everything should be pentaband.

          • Aslan Bollin

            Hear hear

          • Aslan Bollin

            I sure hope so, but that’s what many were expecting of the first Padfone as well and we know how that turned out.
            Hopefully Asus learned from that mistake.

  • DavidVarghese

    Now that’s pretty sexy

  • Donovan Shore

    Sold, i’m getting it.

  • Travis Lovett

    I have been waiting for a T-Mobile compatible Padfone since the original. This is the only phone I have considered buying off contract because of its versatility. Ultimate…geek…gadget.

  • Unorthodox

    It finally looks close to something I would buy and not be ashamed of.

  • ReverseRoxas

    I think the reason I really want the Galaxy Note 2 is because of how excited I was about the original Padfone, and seeing that American cell companies didn’t want it made me realize that they may never warm up to the idea. Better to have a phone I know I can get then waiting for something that may never happen.

  • Micha Ols

    One thing I would like to know is, if it can be placed on a table, without tilting when you tap the sides of the screen. The bulge in the middle (that is the phone) looks like it would cause just this problem.

  • Max

    Asus is getting it man, that laptop was awesome

  • RavenFox

    Asked my boss yesterday for a new windows 8 tablet and it was approved. oh yeah

  • Vinny

    I want it.

  • dannydarko

    That is moist definitely my next new “Toy”!

  • Daniel Tiberius

    I <3 the future