A successor to the original Padfone and the Padfone 2, ASUS have today announced that they will be launching a third generation, the Padfone Infinity, that like the other two, features a phone and tablet in one package.

The phone itself will include a 5 inch 100p screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. The tablet side of things however, will include a 10.1 inch screen with a fingerprint-resistant display and will primarily be used as a docking station for the smartphone,

The smartphone will simply slip into the rear of the station, which in turn both boost it’s battery life and its display, allowing the user to use their usual smartphone apps on a larger screen.

All of this in a new aluminium alloy unibody design.

The phone will also include a 13 megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture, that is also capable of recording Full HD video at 30fps, on the front there will also be another 2 megapixel camera with the same aperture. The Padfone Infinity will also included ASUS’s SonicMaster techology, which is claimed to be louder and bassier with less distortion than previous models.

On the tablet there will also be an 80mm speaker to amplify sound when the phone is docked.

Inside the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chipset, clocked at 1.7GHz, alongside 2GB of RAm, 64GB of flash storage and 4G LTE connectivity. The phone will also include a battery life of 410 on standby, but whilst docked the phone can fo up to 57 hours of 3G usage.

The Padfone Infinity is set to hit stores in April for 999 euros or around £799 in the UK.

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