Hewlett-Packard executive Su-yin Yam recently insisted HP is working on a new smartphone that will offer truly compelling differentiation compared to the current crop of devices on the market. Yam didn’t give any indication as to when such a device might launch, however, and CEO Meg Whitman noted late last year that HP likely won’t debut a smartphone in 2013. A new image published by PhoneArena supposedly reveals a new Android smartphone in the works at HP, however, suggesting that a device might launch sooner than we thought. Not much can be gleaned from the leaked image beyond what looks to be stock Android and a design that looks suspiciously like an iPhone 5, but a subsequent post from the blog claims to reveal the device’s specs.
Highlights from the phone’s specs include a 4.5-inch display with 900 x 1,600-pixel resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 2GHz, a 15.4-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2. The report also claims that the device is being referred to internally by the code-name “HP Brave.”
The leaked image can be seen below along with a screenshot that shows the supposed specs.