Asus Padfone Infinity Lite gets mentioned in Notice
In my humble opinion, ASUS is one of the more innovative manufacturers in the world. From the Transformer line that gave stellar battery life and doubled as a tablet and notebook, to the Padfone that wrapped up a phone into a tablet. The more recent Asus Padfone Infinity is quite the device. It consisted of a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display and a Qualcomm snapdragon 800 processor. Simply slide the phone the into the 10-inch tablet dock and you go to a 1920 x 1200 pixel full tablet display.
I am glad the Padfone line is constantly evolving. Now it would appear that Asus is nearing an announcement of a Padfone Infinity Lite. The mention of the Lite variety only appears in the notice with no specs or pricing. We assume a Lite version will be a smaller version of the Padfone Infinity. That is just speculation and thoughts though. Opting for the Lite name versus mini makes us wonder what they are planning. The Infinity branding is more along the lines of a flagship name. We could see the Lite version being a smaller form factor, smaller screen size accompanied by a smaller tablet size dock. Perhaps a 4.7-inch 720p device with a 7-inch 720p tablet.
Asus does have the Padfone E though, which is a 4.7-inch 720p screened phone that docks with a 10-inch 1280 x 800 pixel tablet. However, the internals only house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. We suppose Asus will probably make a showing of this Padfone Infinity Lite at Mobile World Congress. It would be fairly disappointing if it was just a rebranding name for the Padfone E for different markets.
All these lite, mini and compact names are getting a little bit annoying if you ask me.