Did you know that after its failed webOS experiment, HP is back at making mobile devices? Tablets, specifically? Well, it’s true, although the Slate 7 is in no way a best seller. But that apparently won’t stop the company from launching a new, bigger Android tablet soon.
It’s going to be called HP Slate 8 Pro. Since the Slate 7 is a seven-incher, we assume that the Slate 8 will have an 8-inch touchscreen. Its resolution will be 1,600×1,200, which means its display will have 4:3 aspect ratio – the same as Apple’s iPads, but not a very popular one in the Android tablet world.
That puts the Slate 8 Pro at a respectable 250 ppi (just under the Retina Display-equipped iPads). The hardware currently in testing is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and we assume this will also be the version that powers the shipping devices.
The Slate 8 Pro sports a 1.8 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, which is still pretty rare these days. All these details about HP’s new tablet come to us thanks to a public benchmark result. So yes, someone is testing this and decided to run GFXBench, and here we are.
You can understand then that we still don’t have a rumored release date, or pricing for the HP Slate 8 Pro (codenamed Bodhi). But we’ll get those to you as soon as we can.