Asus PadFone was officially unveiled during the Mobile World Congress although its release into the market has remained uncertain. The interest of a number of industry watchers were piqued when an Asus PadFone promotional video was posted earlier which indicated that the Asus (TPE:2357) device will have a battery life of 16 hours as a phone, 63 hours for its tablet mode and around 102 hours when it is in laptop mode.
However it appears that the supposed battery time of the Asus PadFone as indicated on the video was based on talk time using a 2G connection. The promotional video on the Asus PadFone was reportedly removed from the YouTube channel of Asus.
However Asus has also offered a more realistic battery life for the Asus PadFone. When the screen of the device is set to half its brightness and using a Wi-Fi connection the device will give users 2.6 hours while using it as a phone, 10.7 hours as a tablet and around 17 hours as a laptop.
The battery life of the Asus PadFone will go down further when a 3G connection is used. Using a 3G connection will give users around 2.1 hours while using it as a phone, 8.9 hours as a tablet, and 14.2 hours as a laptop. The battery life will also be increased with the use of the PadFone Station for the tablet, which increases the battery life by five times. The PadFone Station Dock of the Asus PadFone will also increase its battery life by nine-fold.
However it should be noted that the figures on the battery life of the Asus PadFone are based on lab results and it may not be the same figures that users will experience when they will start to use the device.
For the moment, the release date of the Asus PadFone remains uncertain since it may have been affected by the recent shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processors of Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).