ASUS has kicked off a new teaser campaign for the next-gen Eee Pad Transformer 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the company’s original Transformer. Although the tablet is only shown in snippets, there’s still plenty to take away from the short video (which you can see after the cut): like before it docks into a keyboard base section, and has a rear camera now packing an LED flash.
The keyboard itself has had a redesign, but still includes USB connectivity. We’re guessing the memory card reader and integrated battery are still present as well. The whole thing is slimmer than the first-gen Transformer, though, a welcome change, and it seems ASUS has moved away from plastic and instead gone for a metal chassis similar to the ASUS UX-series of ultrabooks.
Earlier this month, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen confirmed that the Transformer 2 would be arriving imminently, priced at $499. There were also hints that it might run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the new OS unveiled by Google just a few hours ago, and which pulls together the smartphone and tablet strands of the platform.