HP smartphones make a revival

New HP smartphones, namely Slate 6 and Slate 7

New HP smartphones, namely Slate 6 and Slate 7

The last time HP tried to venture into the smartphone business, things did not go so well. For one, the company changed CEOs and scrapped Palm, the company it acquired for a whopping $1.2 billion.

Now with a another brand-new CEO, HP has announced its return to the smartphone market with a pair of phablets. In an interview with re/code, HP CEO Ron Coughlin has revealed the company will launch a pair of HP smartphones with the size of tablets, which they name the Slate 6 and Slate 7. As stated in their names, one device has a 6-inch screen, while the other has 7 inches.

Both handsets run on Android Jelly Bean and comes with an unspecified quad-core processor, front-facing stereo speakers, a 2-megapixel webcam at the front, a 5-megapixel camera at the back, and 16GB storage that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card. The HP Slate 6 has a 1280 x 720 display resolution, while HP Slate 7 has 1280 x 800.

HP has yet to reveal the price for each phablet, but do not expect them to arrive in the United States anytime soon as both HP smartphones will be launched in India first.

Source: Engadget

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