HP revs up a suite of 8 and 10-inch Android tablets

HP appears to be gearing up for another big tablet release in the near future. Recently, images and other information about the upcoming HP Slate 8 Plus, Slate 10 Plus, and HP 10 Plus leaked online. According to Mobile Geeks, the new mid-range tablets should offer decent specs at low prices when they arrive over the course of the next few months.

HP Slate 8 Plus


The Slate 8 Plus will reportedly feature an 8- inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Although it certainly won’t be full HD, that’s to be expected with a low-cost device. The small tablet will be powered by a a 1.6GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core processor and include 1GB of RAM. HP is expected to offer just 16GB of storage on the tablet, but it will most likely come with a MicroSD card reader for added space.

As far as connectivity goes, HP gave the Slate 8 Plus Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, and the ability to support 3G data on some models. Overall, it looks a lot like the Huawei MediaPad M1 and it even has an aluminum housing. HP is expected to sell the Slate 8 Plus for around 300 Euros in Europe once it launches in the next few weeks.

HP Slate 10 Plus


The HP Slate 10 Plus will essentially be a larger version of the Slate 8 Plus. The leak says that this tablet will have a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and be powered by a HiSilicon quad-core processor. It will also come with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which you can expand with a MicroSD card. HP added Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE connectivity, too. This one should cost around $290 in the United States, but it will also arrive in Europe.

HP 10 Plus


HP will supposedly launch a larger, 10.1-inch, tablet called the 10 Plus, too. This tablet will come with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution IPS display and feature a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, alongside  2GB of RAM. Just like the Slate 8 Plus, the 10 Plus will  reportedly come with just 16GB of storage, but allow for expansion via MicroSD card slot. Other specs include a 7700mAh battery, as well as 2-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras. This one should also arrive in Europe, but it might reach the U.S. too for around $320.

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