We had reported about the possibility of HP releasing low cost smartphones for the emerging markets. HP had done just that by announcing 2 devices in India, one a 6 inch phablet named HP Slate 6 and the other a 7 inch tablet named HP Slate 7 VoiceTab.
HP Slate 6 is a 6 inch phablet with 1280 x 720 IPS display and a 5 mega pixel rear camera & 2 mega pixel front camera. The device is really thin with just 9mm thickness. Now HP Slate 7 VoiceTab is a more like a small tablet with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display. This device also features a 5 mega pixel primary camera and a 2 mega pixel front camera. Another noteworthy feature is both come with front facing stereo speakers. The devices will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
HP hasn’t revealed their pricing strategy for these devices for now. Also these devices are heading to India at first and then may come to the other markets. We’re not sure now.