Mini versions of flagship smartphones are a serious fad in the mobile industry, and ASUS will be officially hopping on the bandwagon in less than a week.
And just like that, Asus’ Padfone family, viewed by many as a niche line unable to ever break into the mainstream, has reached the point where it officially consists of four, count’em four members.
When it rains, it pours. Rumors of an Asus PadFone Infinity sequel were timidly floating around a couple of months ago, though there was no mention of such a thing in that leaked roadmap from early August, and now the mysterious gadget has at last exploded into the mainstream media.
Big day today for Asus as far as media attention goes, with a large chunk of the company’s near future plans revealed courtesy of two subsequent leaks. The Taiwanese are reportedly working on a follow-up to Samsung’s Nexus 10, plus an array of 100% self-branded phones and tabs.
Third time still hasn’t really been the charm for the Asus PadFone hybrid, which continues to be viewed as a tech oddity rather than an innovation. And yet that doesn’t appear to stop the evolution of the family.