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The ASUS PadFone and the Transformer Pad Infinity tablet got a lot of praise lately, especially for the quality of their materials, nifty design and originality. So, why not have ASUS make a cool smartphone? Bob Freking takes on this task and designed the beautiful ASUS ZenPhone, that he calls “the Transformer Infinity Phone”.

ASUS ZenPhone, Transformer Infinity Smartphone With Quad Core CPU

As you can see, this model borrows a lot from the ASUS PadFone, the facade and the back reminds me of the Infinity tablet, so it’s a hybrid between them. The ZenPhone uses 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a Super IPS+ 4 inch display. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel backside illuminated camera with flash. The device’s chassis involves a brushed metal coating, that’s only 8.5mm thin. Under the hood there’s an overpowered 1.9 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor.

Android 4.0 is the OS of choice, with the option to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the future. So, if you loved the Transformer Prime/Infinity, now there’s a phone version concept. For 4G units, the Tegra 3 CPU will be swapped with a dual core Snapdragon S4, as customary. I have to say I’d buy such a device in heartbeat, since I prefer metal for the chassis of phones instead of plastic. Do you?

ASUS ZenPhone, Transformer Infinity Smartphone With Quad Core CPU

ASUS ZenPhone, Transformer Infinity Smartphone With Quad Core CPU

ASUS ZenPhone, Transformer Infinity Smartphone With Quad Core CPU

[Thanks Bob Freking]

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