The first thing you’ll notice about the Padfone 2 is that it looks exactly like the original Padfone, except for the fact that it’s much bigger, it’s gone from 4 inches to 4.7. This Android 4.0 handset has a Super IPS+ HD display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Another big change was that there are no longer software buttons, the Padfone 2 now uses touch-sensitive menu keys instead. The battery on the new handset is also sealed and there is no MicroSD card slot for expansion. The processor has also seen a massive bump, from a dual core Snapdragon to Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon S3 Pro a quad core beast, the APQ8064. Otherwise, you’ll find that it’s pretty much the same as the original, down to the SuperNote app.
The dock has received a major overhaul with looks amazing and it a dramatic improvement over the original. Unlike the previous design which had a cassette-like compartment, now the phone simply slides into a sleeve with no extra hassle. This cuts down on the weight and it’s only 649g that’s 208 grams lighter then the 853g from the first edition.
We’ve got our hands on video here which also gives you a walk through of the Padfone 2. If you’re after the full spec sheet of the Padfone 2, head on over here.