ASUS has just informed that Singapore will be getting the Pearl White ASUS PadFone 2 from now (12th January 2013). The RRP for the ASUS PadFone 2 + PadFone 2 Station is S$1,099 (32GB) and S$1,239 (64GB). There is no change in the pricing from the black version.
Do note that the Pearl White refers to the PadFone 2 and not the PadFone 2 Station. And with the availability of the Pearl White version, ASUS also announced the they will be rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for PadFone 2 on the same day.
If you already owned a PadFone 2, watch out for the OTA update. Here is a picture of the PadFone 2 in Pearl White.
Here is the Press Release
ASUS PadFone™ 2 Now Available in Pearl White
The award-winning Android smartphone-tablet hybrid device with incredible battery life and refreshing colour which delivers superior mobile flexibility and versatility
Singapore (11 January, 2012) — ASUS PadFone™ 2 Pearl White model will be available in Singapore from 12 January onwards at S$1,099 and S$1,239 for 32GB and 64GB bundles respectively. The recipient of the coveted CES Innovations Award 2013, PadFone 2 has received immense responses and rave reviews from the market since its launch in November.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now available
ASUS will be rolling out the much anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for PadFone 2 on the same day as well. This update will be made available over the air, which will prompt users to receive the Jelly Bean update. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean offers users a smoother, faster and more fluid experience.
Award-winning first-to-market innovation
Since its debut in February last year, PadFone has bagged two prestigious awards – Golden Award for Computex Best Choice in Smart Handheld Devices Innovation and Winner of CES Best of Innovations in Wireless Handset Category in 2012, as well as the latest CES Innovations Award in the Wireless Handsets Category in 2013. These awards further reinforce ASUS’ visionary approach in bringing quality innovation and design into users’ lives. “Our relentless drive to innovate through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy has empowered us to create PadFone 2. It’s beautiful, it’s fast and best of all, it’s intuitive,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih.
Building upon the world’s first and only 2-in-1 PadFone combination of an Android smartphone and dockable tablet for incredible mobile flexibility, ASUS has achieved yet another milestone with PadFone 2, which consists of a quad-core smartphone and a completely redesigned tablet with leading specifications in the smartphone industry.
Enlarge and charge
At just 649g, the combined weight of both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station is now lighter than most tablets in the market, and the dock mechanism only requires one swift, intuitive step to use, with instant transition between the phone and tablet. At a thickness of 9mm, PadFone 2 weighs at 135g and boasts of a 4.7” 1280 x 720 HD Super IPS+ display that uses scratch-resistant Corning® Fit Glass. With the Super IPS+ technology integrated in its screen, PadFone 2 delivers crisp and vivid images with accurate colours at wide viewing angles of 178º and 550 nits brightness for stunning outdoor visibility.
With a 2140mAh battery providing up to 16 hours 3G talk-time and 13 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, PadFone 2 enhances users’ entertainment experience with the device. Furthermore, PadFone 2 Station has an internal battery with 5000mAh voltage that provides up to 48 hours 3G talk-time for the phone after it is fully charged.
Super phone, super performance
PadFone 2 comes equipped with a 13-megapixel high-performance camera, which is able to capture incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. Burst mode can capture up to 100 shots at a blisteringly quick six shots per second, while simultaneously recording 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60fps. Low-light performance is also enhanced by the wide f/2.4 aperture and a dedicated image signal processor.
With the ASUS SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves, a recipient of Technical GRAMMY Award®, both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station feature unparalleled sound quality. Furthermore, ASUS AudioWizard is designed to offer an optimised audio experience, where users can select the best setting for the content that they are listening to or watching.
Easy to share, easy to save
With capacities up to 64GB of internal storage and 50GB of ASUS WebStorage free for two years, PadFone 2 offers endless possibilities for data storage. Data syncing between devices is also made easier, since PadFone 2 storage is shared with PadFone 2 Station when both devices are connected. Shared mobile data connectivity between smartphone and tablet also means only one data plan is needed for both devices, while support for up to 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ and 100Mbit/s LTE delivers super-fast web browsing and downloads.
With the increased connectivity of all devices, PadFone 2 is also able to connect to all Bluetooth devices to enhance user experience. Additional convenience derived from Bluetooth connectivity also helps to enhance productivity by letting users talk on-the-go, send and print information anywhere, listen to music while on-the-move and much more.
Featuring the world’s first continuous handwriting input method in multiple languages such as Chinese, English and Korean, just to name a few, SuperNote 3.0 and PadFone 2 messaging app are able to instantly convert blocks of handwritten notes written in multiple languages into editable and readable text. This makes writing and typing on PadFone 2 more intuitive, faster and easier, with no need to switch input method. Notes can be synced with ASUS WebStorage and accessed on other devices, and can be shared in JPEG, PDF and TXT formats. In addition, the Instant Translation tool also translates any word, phrase or sentence in an email, web page or app with just a single touch, without the need for a third-party translation tool.
Availability of PadFone 2 Pearl White model
PadFone 2 Pearl White model will be available for purchase at all ASUS authorised stores, StarHub Shops and its exclusive partner. StarHub offers the 32GB PadFone 2 bundle with a range of attractive mobile price plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast LTE and DC-HSPA+ mobile network.
|Recommended Retail Price (RRP) in ASUS authorised stores||32GB||64GB|
|PadFone 2 + PadFone 2 Station||S$1,099||S$1,239|
|PadFone 2 Station||S$328||S$328|