It looks like HTC is planning to increase its foothold in China this year. We have already heard rumors about HTC One E9 as well as E9 Plus debuting in China in the coming few days. Even the HTC One M9 Plus is expected to be unveiled in Beijing at an official event in April. But it seems like these three aren’t the only premium devices that we’ll see from the company soon.
Upleaks recently revealed on Weibo that HTC is working on a new 8.9-inch tablet in partnership with China Mobile. We could see this new tablet as early as May 2015, says the leak.
The leak reveals a comprehensive list of specs. One of the interesting aspects revealed today is the processor used by this 8.9-inch tablet. Upleaks says that HTC T1H tablet will be powered not by the traditional Qualcomm or Mediatek chipsets but rather, an 2.2 GHz Allwinner H8 octa-core processor manufactured using the 28nm process. The chipset will use the PowerVR SGX544 Graphic Processing Unit.
Other important tech specs include 2GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB ROM and an 8.9-inch QXGA 2048 × 1530 pixel resolution display. The front camera will be of 1.6MP while the rear shooter will be of 8MP. The tablet will run on Android 5.0 with the company’s new Sense 7 UI on top.
The tablet will measure just 7.88mm in thickness despite the large 6700 mAh battery on board. The HTC T1H tablet will feature dual boom sound speakers too.
There will be two different version of this 8.9-inch tab, namely the HTC T1H Wi-Fi and the HTC T1H LTE. It is said the device will be launched by the end of Q2 2015 around May. No information about its pricing has been leaked but expect it to be cheaper than its competitors.