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Asus announces new Infinity Series tablets with quad-core or dual-core processors under the hood

February 27, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Asus Tablets, Tablets

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The Asus Transformer Prime has been the first Android 4.0 tablet to hit the market, but the Taiwan-based electronics giant is certainly not going to rest on its laurels, as it has already announced a follower.

Well, technically it’s not exactly a follower, but a tweaked version of the original Transformer Prime, with not so many technical changes or improvements as we would have liked. Rebranded as the Infinity, the 10-incher will come in several different versions, offering you the choice to go for extra power or a better price.

The high-end model will be powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, while the more modest (if it can be called modest) slate will feature a dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz.

What’s interesting is that the quad-core version of the new Infinity tablet will only come with WiFi, while the dual-core slate will also be made available with optional 3G and 4G connectivity. That’s a pretty odd choice, if you ask me, considering that some of you might want the best in raw power and download speeds in one singular gadget.

The rest of the features are pretty much what you would expect and include 16, 32 or 64 GB of on-board memory, a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, 1 GB of RAM, dual 8 MP/2 MP cameras, HDMI and Android 4.0 out of the box.

The screen will come with a small improvement (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), but all in all this new Infinity Pad is almost identical to the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T revealed last month. The design is itself the same, with that oh-so-loved optional keyboard dock, but for the time being we don’t know when this tablet (or rather series of tablets) will hit the market and how much will they cost.

Don’t forget to check back on our website later, as we are bound to find out extra details about the latest gadgets from Asus, but also about other exciting Android-based devices debuting at MWC in Barcelona, Spain!