The phablet will become available for purchase next week
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab was not the only new handset from HP to have made an official appearance in India today, as Slate 7 VoiceTab joined it.The device was announced with a price tag of Rs 16,990 ($272/€199) attached to it, and it is expected to become available for purchase in the country starting with the next week.
As the phone’s name suggests, we’re looking at a tablet rather than a handset, though HP is claiming that it is, in fact, a phablet (a large smartphone).
The device was launched with a 7-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, as well as with a 1.2GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1088 processor inside.
On the back, the new device sports a 5-megapixel camera, complemented by a front camera for making video calls while on the go.
Moreover, it features 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage.
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab lands in India with dual-SIM capabilities packed inside, a 4100mAh battery for long usage times, and support for 3G networks. It features a thin design, being only 9.5mm thick.
At the same time, the handset comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities, front-facing stereo speakers, and it is running under the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
“We see a need in India that we can meet consumers who are looking for a way to consolidate devices. We think there’s an opportunity to enter a growing market where there’s an unmet need,” Ron Coughlin, senior VP, HP Consumer PC Business, said, mobigyaan reports.
“I won’t say where or when, but you can expect us to do more in the coming months. We’ll be talking about this in a more expansive way. But right now we’re focused on a successful launch in India.”