ASUS Transformer Tablet K018

If on the one hand the benchmarks always lose more credibility, because of overclock introduced by various manufacturers (and now also by custom firmware), on the other hand are increasingly useful to prematurely reveal new devices not yet officially presented, and today it’s time to an unprecedented model of ASUS, which could easily be a new Zenfone, Padfone or even something bigger. o understand the reason of so much uncertainty, we recognize the characteristics in question, as reported by GFXBench.

  • Display: 1,280 x 800 pixel 4.4 “
  • CPU: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz quad-core Z2560
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • Rear camera: 2 megapixels
  • Front camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • OS: Android 4.4.2

From the description it seems so you are facing to a smartphone, but there are several inconsistencies that make us rather lean towards a tablet.

First of all, the diagonal of 4.4 “is very unusual, and even more so the resolution of 1,280 x 800, prerogative rather typical of the tablet with 7”. Also the optics are both perfectly matching those we would expect from a cheap tablet, rather than from a smartphone, which enhances the photographic sector, often with more megapixels, even on low end models.

Also the ASUS K018 is also listed by the Indonesian POSTEL, where it is classified as a “Tablet PC”, which suggests a new FonePad. Knowing ASUS though, there is also the possibility that a new Padfone, which may explain contradictory specifications anyway.

Also, note that theIntel Atom Z2560 isn’t a quad-core, as reported by the benchmark, but a dual-core, confirming the fact that we cannot take as absolute the picture provided by GFXBench.

With the Computex in Taipei at the gates (3-7 June 2014), usually showcase to ASUS for its new products, we will know probably more shortly.