We recently saw details on an unannounced HP device sporting a codename of Bodhi. That device was spotted in a benchmark filing report and while there were some details revealed, there was one lingering question as to whether this device was a tablet or smartphone. Well, HP has yet to confirm this either way, however an updated benchmark filing now has this same Bodhi device listed with another name.
That name also revealed what type of device we are looking at. The name is the HP Slate 8 Pro, which following with how HP has previously used the Slate name — that would be a tablet. That being said, the Slate 8 Pro looks like it will be arriving with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and hardware to include an 8-inch 1600 x 1200 display and NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor.
Given the use of the word Pro we would expect some higher-end specs, though given what we are seeing is only coming from a benchmark filing — there are still plenty of items missing from the list. For example, so far there hasn’t been any indication of RAM, internal storage or the battery. Not to mention, whether the tablet has a microSD card slot or what the camera situation will be.
Looking at the non-Pro branded HP Slate 7 and we are seeing a tablet that currently sells for $140 (8GB) and $170 (16GB). The Slate 7 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sporting hardware features to include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 3500 mAh battery. This model also sports a VGA quality front-facing camera and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera.
Looking at those specs and comparing what we have already seen with the Slate 8 Pro (Bodhi) and it already looks like a device that may live up to the Pro in the name. After all, just the display resolution and processor would be a nice step up. Keeping with the comparison to the Slate 7 and it looks like we could expect the Slate 8 Pro to have both a front and rear-facing camera as well as a memory card slot and a battery that is at least 3500 mAh in size.
Then again, we have to remember that none of this has been confirmed by HP just yet.