Slate 6 VoiceTab & Slate 7 VoiceTab are the latest handhelds launched by Hewlett-Packard on the Indian market.
HP is poised to make its re-entry in the smartphone industry years after the failure of their WebOS-based handsets with the launch of their latest smartphones dubbed ‘Voice tablets’.
The Slate Voice tablets will initially be offered in 6 and 7-inch variants, both sporting quad-core SoCs. Under the hood there’s 16GB of onboard storage expandable to 32GB via MicroSD and 3G capabilities along with dual SIM slots. The phablets will be equipped with a rather mediocre 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP snapper around front. Both are coated in what HP describes as “a premium pixilated, scratch-resistant back cover design.
The 6-incher will pack a lowly 720 x 1280 resolution display while its bigger brother will feature a slightly better resolution of 800 x 1280. Other details such a SoC vendor have not been made public but we’re fairly certain that a HP either used those low end Cortex-A7-based MediaTek silicon or a midrange offering from Marvell.
The Slate 6 VoiceTab & Slate 7 VoiceTab will come preloaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, undquestionably a dated version of Android but the possibility of a KitKat upgrade shouldn’t be disregarded, although it seems relatively improbably judging from HP’s update scheme for their other Android products.
The Voice tablets will initially be launched in India next month but prices or specific release have yet to be mentioned.