This past spring, in the heady days following the launch of the HTC One, we found ourselves musing about the idea of a new HTC tablet following in the design footsteps of the One itself. Since then, we’ve seen HTC release more and more devices adopting the One’s design language – not just the One Mini, but the upcoming One Max, and some select One elements have made their way to the Desire series, as well. Will a tablet actually be joining those ranks? That day may soon come, if we’re to believe the latest leak to land on our doorstep.
The image above is purportedly an HTC tablet We’ve heard somewhere in the eight-to-ten-inch range mentioned, but it really seems a little smaller to us. Besides the relocation of the front-facing camera to the left side, there’s also the absence of the prox sensors we’d see on the phone versions of the One.
We’re more than a little skeptical, though. There’s no sign of the capacitive buttons we’ve seen on all the other One models, and the aspect here is really weird, too – it may just be the angle at which we’re viewing the device, but this sure seems to be a 4:3 display, like the iPad, but unlike what every sensible Android OEM has been doing for years. And is it just us, or are those “lens flares” in the upper-right trying to obscure something?
So where does that leave us? This may be a start, but we wouldn’t recommend getting excited about this pic until we get something to corroborate it from another source.
Update: F-A-K-E spells fake. (Thanks, awesome commenters!)