We got some news yesterday that HTC was planning to get back into the tablet game with a new device, and one with a supposedly unique feature, at that. We guessed a bit at what HTC might be planning, but didn’t have anything in the way of hard details to report. We had been thinking that the company might be looking forward to a new design for this model, but what if it returned to something it had been working on before? Some new benchmark figures have us thinking about the HTC Vertex again, and wondering if this could be the very same tablet HTC mentioned.
We first knew the Vertex by codename Quattro, but after talking about it back around the start of 2012, the tablet seemed to fall off the radar, with HTC seemingly abandoning any plans for it. Back then, we learned the tablet was supposed to have a gigabyte of RAM, a quad-core Tegra 3 (hence, the name), and 16GB of internal flash. It was planned to be a 10.1-inch model, with a 1280 x 768 resolution.
These benchmark figures reveal a Vertex that sounds very similar to what we were expecting. Some details are off, like a 1280 x 752 resolution, suggesting a 1280 x 800 panel, but that Tegra 3 looks intact.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t give us any insight into that unique feature that HTC thinks will find the tablet some fans, but at least it’s a starting point.