More details about HP’s upcoming HP Slate 8 Plus Android tablet are emerging. We first spotted evidence of the unannounced 8 inch tablet in May, but details were scarce at the time.
Now Comparatif Tablette has found a spec sheet, suggesting it’ll be a more powerful device than the HP Slate 8 (which isn’t surprising, given that HP has put the word “plus” in the name).
The HP Slate 8 Plus will reportedly feature an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.6 GHz HiSilicon ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.
It has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a microSD card slot, micro USB port, and in at least some regions it will be available with a micro SIM slot and cellular connectivity. The tablet has an 18.3Whr battery for up to 6 hours of run time and features a 5MP rear camera and 1MP front-facing camera.
A 3G model is expected to sell for about 299 Euros in France. There’s no word on how much a WiFi-only model will cost if or when the tablet goes on sale in the United States.
RAM is a fail. I continue to believe HP has no clue what it is doing when it comes to tablets, windows or Android. They haven’t produced even 1 that I would consider buying over the competition.
Also, JB? Its 2014 HP, time to wake up.
Remember back when HP meant something?
It’s just sad.
Wow, i thought i had a cheap model then this comes out. I have a Slate 7 Extreme, which they finally got KitKat out on OTA couple of days ago.
I’m with mike. Ship with the current release or don’t ship at all. Commit to providing at least one update. Otherwise, I buy a Google Play/Nexus or go Apple.
HP has not been serious about computer products for years…
So it is a rebranded Huawei and at a way crazy price for the specs ( not that Huawei is selling it cheaper).
Seriously – wider chip usage is one thing. A lot of chips are becoming perfectly adequate for pushing Android around. You don’t necessarily need the latest and greatest any more. But launching a 4.2.2 device this late in the game? No.
Give me the latest OS and guarantee at least one full upgrade or I’m much, much, much, much, much less interested. Unless it comes with a pony or has some other greatly compelling story then the truth is I’m not interested at all.
Yeah, I really don’t get it, you can take a vanilla source from Google’s source repository, spend a little money and time to make it work for your newest hardware tablet and boom sell it off. Or you can take some old release that you spent money on employees customizing some pointless things into the OS and spend more time and money trying to make it work with your newest hardware and then have all the customers complaining no updates. It’s a freaking no-brainer.
HP, Y U NO KITKAT?
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