7-inch HTC tablet spotted on GFXBench
HTC may be working on a 7-inch tablet/phablet, as a device with the model name HTC IV5001-A has been spotted on GFX Bench. It is possible that this device is the HTC Desire T7 tablet that was spotted on Indian import/export listing website, Zauba, last year. According to the GFXBench listing, the device comes with a 6.9-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It also shows that the device is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC, clocked at 1.3GHz, and a Mali-400 MP2 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM, and there should be about 16GB of storage onboard the device. It is also equipped with two 5MP cameras, located at the front and rear of the device. Judging by the specifications, it’s possible that the device will be a budget device aimed at emerging markets.
HTC may launch the device during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona that is scheduled for next month. Earlier, it was believed that HTC would be launching their new flagship device, the HTC One M10 at the same event. However, newer reports suggest that this will not be the case as thedevice is delayed. High ranking officials at HTC have reportedly sent back prototypes of the device as they weren’t satisfied with the design of the phone. So it is possible that the upcoming device will have a completely new design as compared to its predecessors. HTC may hold a separate event in March to launch the phone and the device may be made available for purchase in April. The HTC One M10 is expected to come with a 23MP rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3000mAh battery. It has also been tipped to be dust and water resistant with an IP68 certification. In addition, it may come with Android Marshmallow v6.0.1 with HTC Sense 8.0 layered over it.
It has also been reported that the HTC One M10 will come with in two variants, one would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and the other would be powered by a MediaTek processor. It wasn’t mentioned which Mediatek processor will be used, but it will most likely be a Helio X20 processor. The Snapdragon 820 variant may be for the US and European markets, while the MediaTek variant might be for the Chinese and South-East Asian markets.