There’s good news for anyone hankering after Asus’s unique Padfone as it looks like it may well land at Mobile World Congress 2012 with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, just like its highly capable big bro the Transformer Prime and Android 4.0 in tow. The smartphone that can convert to a tablet and it will get a nice specs boost to make it up to us for the delay.
According to Netbooknews, the Asus Padfone will include better specs than the ones originally announced: the originally leaked features of the Asus Padfone showed a qHD (Quarter High Definition) 960 by 540 resolution’ 4.3 inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (codenamed Krait) processor. It’s worth noting that the device originally ran Android Honeycomb 3.0 when it was first revealed by Asus last May, we’re guessing that it’ll make sense if Asus releases the Padfone next year with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running right out of the box, especially since we’re hearing HTC is also readying quad-core Android ICS smartphones and tablets for MWC 2012.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light for the Asus Padfone we will keep you updated as always.