How long has it been since we’ve seen HP release a smartphone? Sure, there were those good old webOS days, but despite numerous rumors, claiming both Android and Windows Phone interest, in all the time that’s followed the company’s yet to release another handset. Instead, we’ve seen it focus on tablets, but rumors have recently begun suggesting that HP plans to release an actual phone (or phones). And it’s just possible that the blurry, low-res mess down below is none other than this handset.
We’ve heard about 5.5-inch, 6-inch, and even 7-inch models in the works at HP over the last few weeks. The company already has the Slate7 Plus, but those smaller sizes would be new territory for its Android ambitions.
This guy looks a smidge large for a 5.5-inch model, but might it be the 6-inch device, likely to be released as the Slate 6 Voice Tab? We could buy that. Benchmark results have suggested that the Slate 6 Voice Tab would feature a 720p screen and run a 1GHz quad-core Marvell SoC – neither very impressive specs, but with word of HP targeting markets like India and China, maintaining a low price may be the more important issue.
Even if the Slate 6 Voice Tab itself isn’t worth getting excited about, we’re curious to see where this return to smartphones ultimately leads HP.