Asus has provided more details about the Asus Padfone which has been launched five months ago. It is revealed that on a mobile benchmarking tool the hybrid handset may feature a qHD screen resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. In addition, the Asus also has Notebook Italia in the GLBenchmark database in the system info area a Qualcomm MSM8960 SoC processor, part of the Snapdragon S4 platform. This would make the Padfone become one of the initial Snapdragon S4 smartphones in the smartphone market.
The revealed features also consist of a qHD (960 pixels by 540 pixels) screen resolution for its 4.3-inch display — the similar Quarter High Definition resolution behind phones with crisp, beautiful displays like the HTC Sensation 4G, the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the Motorola Droid Razr.
The Android operating system on the investigated smartphone is regarded as 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). When Asus introduced the Padfone in May, the tablet was running Honeycomb (3.0), which is for handsets only. It’s a safe guarantee for compatibility between both the smartphone and the handset; both will be featuring Ice Cream Sandwich. According to DigiTimes, this may be as early as February 2012.