ASUS has announced that the ASUS PadFone 2 will be officially available in Singapore from 22 November onwards. StarHub will continue to be the exclusive operator to offer the PadFone 2, while customers can also get their hands on the phone-tablet hybrid device at ASUS authorized retailers. Check out our review here.
Measuring a mere 9mm at its thickest point, the 4.7-inch PadFone 2 weighs just 135g, and comes with a high capacity 2,140mAh battery providing up to 16 hours 3G talk-time and 13 hours Wi-Fi web browsing, while PadFone 2 Station’s 5,000mAh battery provides up to 48 hours 3G talk-time for the phone after it is fully charged by the station. Driven by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, the smartphone includes a 1280 x 720 HD Super IPS+ display, and a 13-megapixel camera with the capability of recording 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60fps. Running on the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) platform, the device incorporates the ASUS SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves.
Pre-order for PadFone 2 commences tomorrow, 16 November, with the 32GB and 64GB bundle priced at S$1,099 and S$1,239 respectively at the retail stores. Each bundle will come with both the PadFone 2 and the PadFone 2 Station. Consumers can visit the ASUS Singapore FaceBook for more information. Registered customers who purchase the device can receive a 2-in-1 Stylus Pen (worth S$28) and PadFone 2 Station Sleeve (worth S$68) for free. Pre-registration promotion is only valid between 16 November and 20 November, and while stocks last.
Alternatively, customers who would like to purchase PadFone 2 with a mobile plan can register their interest for PadFone 2 with StarHub after 12 noon tomorrow. The registration portal will close on 20 November. Registered customers who purchase the device from StarHub can receive the 2-in-1 Stylus Pen (worth S$28) and PadFone 2 Station Sleeve (worth S$68) for free. This offer is only valid on a first-come-first-served basis, and while stocks last.
Starting 22 November, StarHub will offer the ‘PadFone 2 (32 GB) + PadFone 2 Station’ bundle with a range of mobile price plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast LTE and DC-HSPA+ mobile network. Consumers will also be able to purchase PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station from open channels:-
|RRP in Open Channels||32GB||64GB|
|PadFone 2 + PadFone 2 Station||S$1,099||S$1,239|
|PadFone 2 Station||S$328|