Mobile World Congress (MWC) is just round the corner and all smartphone
makers are gearing up to show their latest devices at the event.
Taiwanese firm Asus too is gearing up to make some buzz around its
announcements at MWC.
The company has released a 28 seconds teaser
video that talks about 'ultimate craftsmanship' and 'metallic miracle'.
The video opens with an enormous alien spacecraft flying over the
cramped streets of Barcelona. The shiny spacecraft then lands on to
yet-to-be completed Sagrada Familia church and the words "Ultimate
craftsmanship. Today" flash on the screen. This is followed by the
message at the end that reads, "Join ASUS to embrace the metallic
The video seems to be very vague in terms of what
product Asus might be launching at the event. Also we are not able to
make out why the video has so many camera jerks.
As per past
reports, it is expected that Asus may be launching an upgraded version
of the PadFone 2 at the MWC. Additionally, it is being touted that the
Taiwanese manufacturer may launch smartphones with larger displays.
However, there are no concrete details in regards to the specification
of these devices but analysts are pegging that we will be able to see
full-HD smartphones running on Android Jelly Bean and a quad-core S4
processor from Asus's stable.
Grapevine also has it that Asus is
all set to launch 7-inch tablet running on Intel Atom Z2420 processor at
this event. This tablet tipped to be christened FonePad and is likely
to run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is expected that device will
support a display resolution of 1280X800 IPS touch screen and have a
As per news reports in The Wall Street Journal,
there are chances that we might see Asus-branded Windows 8 device, based
on the Padfone concept in Barcelona. It comes as a surprise that the
company is planning to develop Padfone based on Windows 8 rather than
Windows Phone 8.