HTC Quattro quad-core tablet has image and specs leaked, comes in early 2012
A few days ago we told you that both HTC and Lenovo were getting ready to launch quad-core Android tablets soon. And that obviously makes sense. After all, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be the first quad-core Android tablet on the market, but it certainly won’t be the last.
If you were curious about the HTC tablet’s specs, and how it will look like, today’s leak has you covered. So ladies and gentlemen, meet the HTC Quattro:
It looks…like a tablet. Now Quattro is clearly a codename, so don’t expect it to ship with that moniker (or else Audi may have something to say about that). The Quattro will come with Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which is hardly a surprise. It will also have 1280×768 resolution apparently, which oddly is a step down from the 1280×800 seen in current-day Android tablets. It will have a 10.1-inch screen, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage space, microSD expansion, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, a 2 MP rear camera with 1080p HD video recording support, a front-facing 1.3 MP camera with 720p HD video support, and the tablet will be under 9 mm thin. The Quattro will have two speakers and two microphones, all infused with some Beats audio tech for good measure.
The HTC Quattro seems like your run of the mill Android tablet (except the processor and the Beats audio integration, although, Beats aside, we’re expecting such a configuration to be pretty average by this time next year). That said, what we’re guessing will matter most will be HTC’s new Sense UI which will probably ship on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At least we’re hoping the Quattro will run ICS, since this leak neither confirms nor denies that.
Anyway, HTC will also tack in an HD version of the HTC Watch app, a Dropbox account, and HTC Scribe pen input tech for those of you into that kind of thing.
Interestingly, the release time frame for the Quattro is now being pegged as ‘early 2012′. That’s interesting because the previous leak had HTC’s first quad-core tablet being announced during MWC, and shipping in the third quarter. If the Quattro will indeed ship in early 2012, then it’s perhaps more likely that it will be unveiled during CES in January. Or maybe there will just be a very short window between announcement at MWC and release. We’ll see.
Last, but not least, it seems like HTC is planning to have both Wi-Fi-only, as well as Wi-Fi+3G versions of the tablet available. It’s unclear though if they’ll both launch at the same time or not.