The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity release date in the United States has been pegged for mid-July.
According to The Verge, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, as was rumored, will be hitting the United States during the middle part of next month. Specifically, the device will be touching down during the week of July 16th.
That date refers to the launch of the Wi-Fi only model. The 4G LTE enabled Transformer Pad Infinity will be launching later this year, although the exact release date of that device has not yet been revealed.
Pricing for the Wi-Fi model will stat at $499 for the 32GB model and will go all the way up to $599 for the 64GB version of the device. That price was confirmed earlier in the day by a listing at Best Buy.
The Asus Transformer Pad is going to be an improvement over Asus’ Transformer Prime tablet and it’s hoping to be Android’s answer to Apple’s new third-generation iPad which launched in March.
Benchmarks seem to indicate that the device can hold its own, at least from a hardware standpoint, against Apple’s new iPad. That’s because it’s running some impressive hardware.
It’s going to feature a Full HD Super IPS+ display which means it’s going to rock 1920 x 1200 resolution. The display also employs Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 to help protect the fantastic display from damage.
A video showing off the power of Gorilla Glass 2 can be seen below.
It’ll also sport a slim 8.5mm design, a 2MP front camera for video chat, and an 8MP rear camera with a large F2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be the operating system on board and it will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
The 4G LTE version will have a Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5Ghz processor as Tegra 3 won’t be optimized for LTE until 2013.
While retailers like Best Buy are still not yet taking pre-orders, we expect them to start taking order for the device in the near future. We’ll let you know when the pre-orders begin and we’ll also provide you with an exact release date when we hear from Asus.