Mention “HP” and “smartphone” in the same sentence, and you’re likely to get some funny looks, as if you’re dredging up old memories of the last days of webOS – at least on mobile devices, anyway. But earlier this month, we started seeing evidence that HP might be thinking of returning to the smartphone game, and could do so with a bang: the specs attached to the hardware codenamed the HP Falcon described a handset with a 5.8-inch quad-HD display and beefy Snapdragon 820 SoC. Still we weren’t quite sure what to make of the find, especially with those seemingly high-end specs flanked by some much more lowly-looking components, like a scant 1GB of RAM. Now a new report attempts to confirm the Falcon’s legitimacy, re-visit a few of those specs, and offer a clue as to possible launch plans.
This new source claims the Windows-10-Mobile-running Falcon will pack at least 3GB of RAM (a much more sensible figure) and come in both 32GB and 64GB-storage configurations. Other details, including a 20MP/12MP camera pair, remain unchanged from that earlier benchmark data.
As for release plans, we hear that HP has yet to decide whether or not to actually follow through with a commercial launch for the Falcon, but if the manufacturer does decide to do so, we could expect to see the smartphone go official as soon as during MWC in late February.
Beyond that, though, it sounds like we’re verging further into speculative territory, so let’s just leave it at that for now and keep our fingers crossed that we get the chance to check out some actual pics of this guy soon.