Supposed HP Android leak reveals device name, oddball resolution

Overnight, we shared with you a “render” of what was supposed to be an upcoming HP Android phone, but between the overuse of lens flare and overall amateur-hour look to the whole thing, we were seriously far from convinced. Now there’s the arrival of some specs to complement that “leak,” and they’re once again weird to the extent that we’re wondering if this isn’t all one big joke.

This screenshot from AnTuTu’s device info screen claims to reveal specs like a Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 14.5-megapixel camera, and also assigns the name Brave to the handset. But what is up with that resolution?

As you can see, this claims that the phone will have a 4.5-inch 1600 x 900 display. Falling between 1080p and 720p, that would still have a proper 16:9 aspect ratio, but it’s entirely unlike any other smartphone screen we’ve ever come across. At that size, it would have a pixel density around 408ppi.

Maybe we’re just being paranoid for nothing, but the smart money would be on an HP Android being a more conservative device – it’s hard to believe it would seek to innovate like this. Maybe there really is something to the Brave, but we’re also more than a little concerned that someone’s just pulling our chain here.

Update: Hey, we said that render looked pretty fake. Now HP is chiming in, saying, “this is a fabrication. This is not an HP phone.”


Source: phoneArena

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