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HP’s Brave 657A to Pack a Snapdragon 800, Android 4.2, 4.5-inch 1600×900 Display and a 14.5MP camera? [Updated with Statement from HP]

July 16, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Update: HP Sent us the following statement

This is not an HP phone. The photo is a fabrication and is not a photo of anything HP has in the works.  Someone is making stuff up.

Earlier today, we got a report that HP might be working on a stock Android phone. Now, PhoneArena has come across a listing in AnTuTu’s database which shows the specs for a new HP device. This one appears to be a phone and it’s showing off some rather mouthwatering specs. So here are the specs we are looking at:

  • 4.5-inch 1600×900 display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.0GHz with Adreno 330 GPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 14.5MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front
  • 2GB of RAM

We don’t see anything about the battery, but we should see a battery around 2600mAh or even bigger. Now this one has a 4.5-inch display, which looks like HP is targeting the Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini. PhoneArena’s tipster didn’t provide them with the actual score from AnTuTu, but we’re sure it’s probably pretty high. Since it is running a Snapdragon 800 processor which is pretty damn powerful.

If this device does come out with these specs, it’s definitely going to be nice to have a powerful “smaller” phone. Since, not everyone loves having a 5-inch phone. But 4.5-inch is still fairly big, depending on how big the bezels are. A lot of people are skeptical about HP and building phones and tablets. Which is understandable after everyone that got burned by WebOS when HP bought them a few years ago. So I’m hoping that HP can bring this device to the US and support it well. Then the sequel to this device is definitely going to sell well. Just don’t make another HP Slate 7, that was not a good sign from HP.

How many of you are excited about this phone from HP? Would you buy a Snapdragon 800-powered phone from HP? Or would you rather go with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra or another Snapdragon 800 device? Let us know in the comments below.