The powerful phone and tablet combo device boasts a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera, powered by a speedy Qualcomm processor.
Users can capture video footage in 30fps 1080p or 60fps 720p and reel off 100 continuous still shots at full resolution. A low-grade front-facing camera with 1.2 megapixels is included to aid video conferencing.
Other hardware features include support for LTE and NFC technology and a long-lasting 2,140mAh fixed battery. The Padfone 2 will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream at launch, but Asus has pledged to upgrade it to Jelly Bean post-launch.
Like the original Padfone before it, the device can serve as either a phone or tablet, with the handset sliding into a tablet station with a 10.1-inch screen. It weighs in lighter than its predecessor at 649g, down from 854g.
The Padfone 2 will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, and can be purchased with or without the tablet dock. The device will launch in Taiwan next week, with other territories expected to be confirmed soon.