Asus Padfone 2
Asus Padfone 2 Gets GCF certification. Unwired View

A lot of buzz surrounds the Asus Padfone slated to be launched on 16 October. It has already gone viral on the internet.

Thanks to the Global Certification Forum (GCF), the Padfone 2 will reportedly feature LTE connectivity. According to the certification, the Padfone 2 will have LTE connectivity on bands 3, 7 and 20 that can be utilised in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Users could also expect to get the approval from the GCF for the US LTE bands very soon.

Similar to the original Padfone, the Padfone 2 can be transformed into a tablet by using a dock. The tablet can then be turned into a laptop if it is plugged into a keyboard dock.

In September, leaked packaging revealed the device could feature a 4.7in Super IPS + HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It could come with a dimension of 137.9 x 68.9 x 9mm and may weigh 135g. The report suggested that it could be powered by a Qualcomm 8064 quad-core clocked at 1.5GHz, in addition packing 2GB of RAM.

The PadFone 2 might have an impressive 13 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring auto-focus, LED flash, zero shutter lag, full HD recording and could sport a front-facing camera featuring 1.2 megapixel.

It is expected to feature WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB 2.0 with MHL. It could support DC-HSPA+, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and Edge/GPRS, GSM E 850/900/1800/1900. The device is said to come with a 2140mAh Li-Ion battery.

Although the device's pricing is still under wraps, the follow-up to the original Padfone is expected to come with a higher price tag than its predecessor based on the leaked specs.