Rumours of the HP Red surface again

Details of the purported taptop leaks, and it looks impressive

Remember the hybrid laptop/tablet we mentioned a few days ago? Yep, we’re talking about the Android device named HP Red; well, rumours have leaked about that device again and if you believe the alleged details, they sound pretty promising.

The leak was first outed on Benchmark, with a notable spec sheet. According to the source, the unit will feature a 16in display powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz together with the Adreno 330 GPU.

Some of its other hardware features are said to include a 7MP back facing snapper, 2GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of ROM. Sources claim it will run on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and act like a tablet PC, similar to Asus’ Transformer Book

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This is almost what the pervious source, GFXBench, identified the taptop to have. The only differences are that it claims to sport a 8MP rear camera and a quad-core CPU instead. It also provided more details about its specs, including its screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 12GB of internal storage space.

It also identified that it’ll include NFC capabilities, GPS, an accelerometer, compass, pedometer, barometer, and even a proximity sensor. 

This leak follows the buzz around the industry that HP’s prepping for the launch of three new tablets by end September, raising question if the HP Red could be one of them.  

Also, although it sounds pretty fancy, we doubt the device is going to be carrying this name. The tipster claims the unit will be named HP Slate 16 and will be unveiled at the IFA 2014 event on 5 September, unlike previous rumours that have indicated at a launch sometime next month.

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[Source: Playfuldroid!]

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