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HP's first Android smartphone to be called the HP 'Brave', packs Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB RAM

If a new rumor is to be believed, HP's first foray into the world of Android smartphones will be with the HP Brave, powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor. Read on to learn more!
July 16, 2013

[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?