044BB41455 70977 b Asus PadFone Infinity debuts in Singapore next month (June)

Want a high-end smartphone that's not Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? Showcased at MWC 2013 earlier this year, the Asus PadFone Infinity (successor to last year's PadFone 2) is yet another quad-core Snapdragon 600 based Android 4.1 offering, with the added benefit of a tablet dock companion.

Want a high-end smartphone that's not Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? Showcased at MWC 2013 earlier this year, the Asus PadFone Infinity (successor to last year's PadFone 2) is yet another quad-core Snapdragon 600 based Android 4.1 offering, with the added benefit of a tablet dock companion.

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The Infinity utilizes "aerospace-grade" construction for its unibody shell, with one of the best-looking brushed aluminum backcover on any device that we've ever encountered. In terms of technical specifications, the 5-inch Asus PadFone Infinity is no slouch, equipped with 2GB of LP-DDR2 RAM, 1080p IPS display (on both the phone and tablet companion), 100Mb/s LTE connectivity, 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera and a 2400mAh Li-polymer battery rated for up to 19 hours of 3G talk time. The preloaded Android 4.1 UI is also minimally skinned, which is good news for those seeking a lightweight Nexus-like experience.

Local Singapore pricing before operator subsidy is in the same ballpark as the other top best-selling phones, with the 32GB variant retailing at S$898, or S$998 if you need 64GB of storage. The optional tablet companion will set you back another S$368.

Official telcos StarHub and M1 will announce their their own promotions before the 1st June 2013 weekend launch date.