[Update] HP PR reached out to us today to say the following statement:
“This is not an HP phone. The photo is a fabrication and is not a photo of anything HP has in the works. Someone is making stuff up.”
Things are certainly starting to get interesting over at HP. Starting with the modest Slate 7, HP has put quite a bit of effort into their Android devices, and has even announced some reasonably unique offerings such as the Slate 21 and Slatebook x2.
While we’ve seen tablets, hybrids and All-in-ones, HP had managed to stay pretty quiet on the smartphone front. Luckily, the silence has finally broken.
Not only did an HP exec confirm a phone is in the works earlier this month, late last night we even managed to get our first look at the device. Even better, we now have specs to go along with the leaked image.
As with the original image, the new spec details come to us from Phone Arena and like all ‘leaks’ of this nature should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.
If the new details are accurate, the HP smartphone will be known as the HP Brave and will be powered by a 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The HP Brave will also offer an impressive 4.5-inch 900 x 1600 display, a 14.5MP back cam and a 2MP front cam.
As for the OS, the handset is currently being tested with Android 4.2. Of course it could end up shipping with Android 4.3, depending on when it actually arrives.
The leaked specs don’t mention other possible special features like IR blasters, NFC and specialized software – but we imagine that HP must have something special up its sleeve if it really plans to deliver on its promise of “a differentiated experience” from the rest of the smartphone pack.
What do you think of the HP Brave based on the alleged specs? Intrigued or not?
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Loks like a iPhone 4 / Nexus 4 hybrid
+ Thin bezels of Samsung galaxy S4… why it doesn’t have 4 in name ?
Make it available in the playstore for 349 and i will buy it…
Well , do you know Google subsidizes its nexus device because there income resource is different than others so every manufacturer cant do that , don’t be a cheapo if product is great at right price you should buy it .
Finally, HP listened to me. I was always asking for 4.5″ 900×1600 screen, it would have the right aspect ratio and a PPI that is over (9000!!!) 400. Great :)
dragonball z XD
Front facing cam is 5mp
That definitely is an odd one. I was wondering when smartphone manufactures would start to upgrade their front facing cameras . The standard now a days appears to be to 2MP .What use would that be though since a lot of front facing cameras already have hd video recording capabilities. Meaning that video calls can be made with higher quality video streaming available. high quality selfies i guess?lol
Looks pretty nice, with a reasonable screen size at 4,5.
A compact high end device. Sounds interesting…
I work for HP no confirmation of this yet but if it’s coming i’ll know soon
The screenshot actually says 14.5MP rear and 5MP front, not 2MP front.
I am surprised to see HP going to smartphones … I am still waiting for a convincing convertible or AIO to buy for home and HP seems right at home there, but phones are a surprise.
Very nice phone… I want it
Was it all a joke? Nothing of this is true? :/
Fine! I was starting to complain about availability. Haha
Get this on all carriers. Most importantly T-Mobile and AT&T (so an unlocked version will do just fine)
HP drivers have forced me into a permanent boycott of their products
I hazard a guess that it will come with a WebOS like interface?
whats with the odd resolution ?
I’m an HP employee. did’nt hear about this yet though. looks good with high-end specs. I guess it’s called Brave because it’s a big step into Android after the Slate7 and SlateBook which launched recently.
Hmm.. looking close to the Nexus 5 in terms of specs. If it shipped with 4.3 even better!
You can’t get more advanced apps like instagram or BBM please give it 4.2!!!