Contrary to all the other smartphone makers who are already into the MWC mode, Asus is one which doesn't look like its actually interested in doing anything at the most significant international event for the telecom industries.
Instead, prior to the MWC event the company has already released its latest PadFone Infinity Lite in Taiwan, where the device will be released in March for as low as $463 (approx. Rs. 28,812). It looks like customers will have to pay an extra $230 (7,000 TWD) if they also want to get the tablet dock. The PadFone Infinity Lite comes as a successor to the company's recently launched PadFone Mini and PadFone E. Very much like the PadFone Infinity 2, which was announced last year, the latest one also comes with the similar design language.
There are basic differences between the two in terms of internal hardwares. One significant difference between the PadFone Infinity Lite and PadFone Infinity 2 is that the former comes with a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor instead of the more capable 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 (also quad-core) that's powering the latter. Thus you can call it a stripped down model of the PadFone Infinity 2.
To talk about other specs, the Infinity Lite runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is expected to be updated to 4.4 KitKat soon. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch display offering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. There is a 13MP rear camera on the back of the smartphone and 2GB of RAM supports the processor as well. A massive 32GB of internal memory comes handy with the device which uses a 2,400 mAh battery. Obviously, like all the other PadFone models, the Infinity Lite consists of a smartphone and a tablet dock. The dock sports a 10.1 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, and includes an extra 5,000 mAh battery.
Sadly, Asus hasn't spoken anything about the device's availability outside Taiwan. Sat tuned to GizBot!