It’s a massive tablet, no it’s a mini convertible laptop; well maybe it’s a taptop. If we’re already confusing you, HP’s not making it any easier with the new device it’s apparently working on.
The source, GFXBench, says HP’s currently testing a new Android device named HP Red, and it’s one that could potentially be a cross between a laptop and a tablet – yes, the official name for such a hybrid device is taptop.
Just as its title suggests, the purported unit has DNA from both a laptop and a tablet, making it one complicated device. It’s apparently a 16in unit that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and has a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536.
On the inside, it’s said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, and sports 2GB of RAM, 12GB of internal storage space, and 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU. It could also sport an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing snapper.
It's a hybrid taptop
If you thought that’s a pretty decent set of specs, there’s more. The purported HP Red device might also boast NFC capabilities, GPS, an accelerometer, compass, pedometer, barometer, and even a proximity sensor. We’re not sure how these features will come in handy on such a massive piece of technology, but we’re hoping HP sets the record straight soon.
GFXBench also indicated that the device won’t be a low end piece of technology like a lot of the company’s recent launches so be prepared to fork out a wad of cash if it’s something you’re interested in.
Of course, this could be a project of HP’s that never comes to light but we can only judge once HP actually outs the Red.
[Source and image: GSM Arena]