Earlier today, specifications of an upcoming HP device, the HP Brave, leaked out. The spec sheet read like a geek’s wet dream, and for a second, some may have thought HP was going to produce an Android device of worth. Well, not long after the “leaked specs” were outed, HP confirmed that the device was indeed fake.
An HP spokesperson sent the following statement to BGR:
“This is a fabrication. This is not an HP phone. HP will expand to additional mobility categories and form factors where we believe we can offer differentiated value to our customers. We will bring smartphones to market but are not giving a timetable.”
Sure, we all like to get excited about “leaked” devices, but HP needed/needs something like this. It makes more sense that we’re hearing the device is indeed fake, as that would mean people might actually want a device from the company. All joking aside, it was quite a disappointment to hear the spec list on the rumored device was deemed fake, even if the render below looks just as fake as well.
While the statement above does mention that the company will be bringing smartphones to market, which we’ve known about for some time, we couldn’t imagine the devices will have a spec-list nearly this interesting. Currently, the only Android device HP that’s worth a look is it’s Slatebook x2, and that’s mostly due to the fact that it ships with NVIDIA’s Tegra 4.
When HP finally does announce an Android smartphone, we’re hoping that it will go all-in when it comes to the hardware. The company has a long road ahead of it to become relevant in the Android space and products with a spec sheet of the Slate 7 aren’t going to cut it.