The latest gossip suggests that HTC is ready to return to the Android tablet game, with 7- and 10-inch offerings.
Will this 10.1-inch device be part of HTC's next big unveiling?
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HTC may have two Android tablets ready its upcoming 19 September press conference, if recent chatter is to be believed.
According to rumours that are making the rounds this week, HTC is working on a 7-inch Flyer/Evo View 4G successor that will be based off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and likely feature a custom HTC experience, with support for the Scribe digital pen.
Hardware specifications are said to include a 7-inch 1280×768-pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 3-megapixel camera on the rear and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
HTC will reportedly squeeze everything into a super-slim 7.1mm thin anodized aluminium body, much like the HTC One S. It isn't clear whether the presumed Flyer 2 will feature a dual-core or quad-core CPU; however, we should expect retail price to play the determining factor. Anything above US$199 will be a tough sell in the wake of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Remember the rumblings from nearly a year ago, when we learned that HTC was prepping a quad-core Quattro tablet?
At the time, we were under the impression that HTC would bring a Tegra 3-powered 10.1-inch tablet with 1GB of RAM and Beats Audio to Mobile World Congress. Lo and behold, HTC has yet to deliver a tablet. In fact, HTC had seemingly given up on tablets for the time being.
Things look to be moving, once again, on the 10.1-inch front, now that a number of photos found their way online last week.
The unnamed device was not accompanied by specifications; however, we did spot a front-facing and rear camera. Looking like a cross between an HTC One X and something that Apple might release, the tablet has an off-centred screen. This would lend itself to a more comfortable one-hand experience when holding the device in portrait mode.