It’s been a while since we last heard from ASUS and exactly what the Taiwanese manufacturer was planning on doing with the ASUS Padfone Infinity. Unveiled back during Mobile World Congress, the PadFone Infinity was ASUS’ latest convertible device that upped the ante from the previous ASUS Padfone 2 packing an all new sexy industrial design, upgrading both the resolution of the smartphone and tablet portion with a full HD 1080p display, and powering it with a Snapdragon 600 processor.
I’ve been dying to get my hands on one since then, but so far ASUS has been mum on US availability… and now we may know why. Some new leaks are painting a better picture on what caused the PadFone Infinity delay, with an updated version of the device said to launch with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 SoC.
Not only did @evleaks recently tip a new Padfone Infinity with this very same processor and micro SD card slot, but the Infinity A86 also popped up in a GFX benchmark rocking the 2.2GHz CPU and Android 4.2.2, and in AnTuTu scoring a 33900. What’s more is “The New PadFone Infinity” is being shown in a drop down menu on ASUS’ support site, all but confirming a new PadFone Infinity could be launching soon.
Of course, we still know nothing as far as availability, but we expect to learn more during IFA 2013 next month where many of tech’s juggernauts will meet to show off their latest wares. Who knows, maybe ASUS will make the device official before then (I’m literally foaming at the mouth).