It has been awhile since HTC released a tablet device. The last tablet device which HTC launched in UK was the HTC Flyer, which was launched in May 2011, but didn’t get as popular as it was expected to be. HTC Flyer was powered by a single core 1.5Ghz processor and ran Android 2.3.3. Now, it seems like HTC is all set to launch an all new tablet device in the market.
We had written about HTC planning to launch a new device in the United Kingdom, and some details about the new tablet have emerged. Two set of benchmark test results have popped with the device’s name being HTC Vertex. HTC Vertex finally may be the device that will be replacing the current line of tablet devices from HTC, the HTC Jetstream and HTC Flyer.
HTC Vertex seems to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running the show. The device appears to be using a 10.1-inch display with WXGA HD resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
If you take a look at the above picture, the test performed on the device is the famous Nenamark 2 and Antutu. The Brand has been shown as htc_generic while the model being VertexF_PRM. The device is running ICS Android 4.0.3 and not the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device also seems to support Bluetooth 4.0 with two separate drivers in order to comply with Beats Audio. The rear camera on this device as of now is a 2 megapixels sensor while a 1.3 megapixels camera does its job on the front, however, these are minor hardware features and the real camera spec that would end up on the production model may be something more advanced.
It was previously unknown the next tablet device from HTC would be running Android or Windows 8 as its operating system. When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8, the software giant revealed that HTC was one of its launch partners but it didn’t say anything similar about tablets. Now that the test has been leaked, it is clear that the next HTC tablet or the HTC Vertex will be running Android. We won’t be surprised if it ships with latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The previous two devices HTC launched in this form factor haven’t done well, but things have changed drastically for the company. HTC has come a long way since the launch of earlier two tablet devices, and now that HTC has been making quality phones like the One X, HTC Vertex is expected to follow the quality benchmarks set by the company.