It appears HTC’s first quad-core tablet has been revealed, just days after HTC CEO Peter Chou confirmed its existence.
Codenamed the HTC Quattro, the 10.1-inch Android-powered tablet will reportedly have a 1280 x 768 resolution screen. Shipping with 16GB of internal storage, the tablet is said to feature a microSD expansion slot, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, 5GHz Wi-Fi and a full complement of sensors. HTC’s upcoming tablet will also feature a rear camera, which is rumored to be 2MP, and a front 1.3MP shooter, and will come with 1GB RAM. And making the Quattro HTC’s first quad-core tablet is that AP30 Tegra 3 chip that is said to be under the hood. The same chipset is rumored to appear in the recently leaked HTC Edge, making it the first quad-core phone.
Making good use of its large stake in Beats Technology, HTC will apparently infuse the tablet with the Dr. Dre audio technology, with a pair of speakers and microphones intended to enhance the audio capture and playback of the device. Additionally, the Quattro will receive some enhanced services, like the HD version of the HTC Watch movie store and a complementary Dropbox account for more storage. Like its cousins the HTC Jetstream and Flyer, the Qauttro is likely to include the company’s Scribe pen input technology, according to the report.
We originally heard this tablet would make its debut at Mobile World Congress next year in Barcelona. Yet, new reports have pegged the tablet for an early 2012 release, with both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi/3G variants said to be available.