Nov 17 AT 12:28 PM Nick Gray 27 Comments

HTC Quattro specs and image leak, rumored to feature quad-core Tegra 3 chip


It’s only been a few days since HTC’s Peter Chou indicated that the company was working on a unique tablet offering and now we’re getting a first look at leaked specs and an image of that same device — the HTC Quattro. According to the rumors, the HTC Quattro will be powered NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and will feature a 10.1-inch (1280 x 768) display, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot, 5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Other notable features include a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera capable of recording 720 video and a 2 megapixel camera on the back of the tablet which will record video in 1080p. Beats Audio will naturally be included on the HTC Quattro and the audio of the tablet will be enhanced by stereo speakers and dual microphones.

On the software side, the HTC Quattro will feature HTC Scribe for digital pen input, an HD version of HTC Watch for movie watching and upgraded storage with Dropbox. The source made no mention of it, but we will assume that the HTC Quattro will come skinned with HTC Sense for tablets and (we hope) Android 4.0.

Like the HTC Edge and HTC Ville, we expect the HTC Quattro to make its official debut in February at Mobile World Congress which should put them on track for a Q2 launch date. We don’t have any details on pricing just yet, but we’re going to assume the HTC Quattro isn’t going to be cheap.

We know you guys don’t get too excited about new tablets, but do you think the HTC Quattro will be a strong competitor in the Android tablet space? What does HTC need to include on the HTC Quattro in order to make it the must-have Android tablet next spring?

Source: Pocket Now

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Sp4rkR4t

    It’s not what they need to include that is the issue, it is HTC’s pricing that is driving me away.

  • Nick Gray

    Having HTC Sense on a phone is completely different than HTC Sense on a tablet. HTC needs to scale things back dramatically and allow users to have a most stock experience which will allow the benefits on ICS to shine through.

    That being said, HTC needs to step up their game wit HTC Scribe and get more developers to include Scribe input in their applications so that you’re not limited to just the Notes app and Kids Zone.

  • Yashar

    Since 2009 everything HTC has come with has been a “meeeh” product. I loved HTC before when they were on the top (own a HD2) but now, they have lost their vision and has gone mainstream.

    • Jaz

      What are you talking about??? HTC has come out with some great products this year and not only that but they are the only company that udpates their phones on a regular basis. How are they not on top? They are the number one selling phone company in the united states. You really need to do some research before you start blabbing. I love the look of motorola but I stick with htc because of updates so its not that I am being biased either.

      • Nick Gray

        I think Yasher was referring to the fact that HTC was in a league of its own back in 2009 – a time when HTC completely dominated the Android and Windows Phone smartphone sector. Samsung and Motorola’s first attempts at creating Android phones were so bad that it make HTC look so much better.

        Samsung, Motorola, and other OEMs have now caught up with HTC and are producing products that put some HTC phones to shame. I don’t agree that HTC has lost its vision, but they do need to step out ahead of the competition in some way.

      • Yashar

        Number one selling phone company doesn’t mean a shit ! Like Apple with iPhone… Is iPhone a top notch phone? I’d say “NO” as many others here… I’m referring to high-end devices. HTC was a company with high-end devices all the way but not anymore and FAR AWAY from that… And insulting doesn’t make your argument any stronger…

        • Yashar

          And not to talk about their ridiculous start-prices…

  • ben dover

    looks like the tab 10.1 refresh for Germany! haha

  • Jes

    I’m interested in this tablet but in order for it to be a “must-have” next spring I think it would need:

    -HDMI-out (or some other video-out option).
    -USB connectivity (for keyboards, mice or gamepads).
    -a docking station for the bedside.

  • Jaz

    This tablet looks amazing! Htc keeps pushing out some awesome products. Can’t wait for an htc lte phone for Sprint with a quad core processor, beats audio and latest htc sense.

  • inviolable

    2 megapixel on the back? Is that what that says?

    • Nick Gray

      You read it right. I know 2MP is considered to be very low these days, but if it’s the same backlit sensor HTC has been using on the Amaze, Rezound and a few other of their devices, it should produce some great images.

      Personally, I could care less about the rear camera on a tablet. I rarely use it on my Flyer and don’t think I even even tried it our on the Iconia Tab A500 which I had for three months.

      • pekosROB

        You mean you couldn’t care less.

        • Nick Gray

          Again, my use of “could care less” versus “couldn’t care less” is used to imply that I do care some about the camera. I do like having a rear camera and do take an interest in it’s megapixel count, but it is not an important enough issue to keep me from buying the device.

    • Jaz

      That is weird. At least 5mp thats what it should be. Oh well, this is just leaked specs. I’m sure final product will have tweaks here and there. This tablet will be my favorite if it has an hdmi out also, plus a 720p screen plus dlna ability to stream wirelessly.

      • Nick Gray

        All of HTC’s devices support DLNA streaming and HTC’s new standard is to feature an MHL enhanced microUSB post on their high-end devices.

  • Sturoid

    And it will cost you 3 million dollars to buy, seriously HTC have got some real problems pricing these things. Jetstream anyone?

    • pekosROB

      Seriously, wasn’t (or should I say is?) the Jetstream like $700 ON CONTRACT?

  • pekosROB

    After Vivid Entertainment Inc suing HTC, let’s wait and see if Audi sues HTC for using the “Quattro” moniker.

    Audi lawyer, “Judge, but of course people will get confused with all wheel drive and the HTC phone! They’ll think, ‘shouldn’t my traction improve when I drive my vehicle with this HTC Quattro?’”

    • Me

      Unlike the Vivid, I would think that the Quattro is just a development name, it don’t think they would release it with that name, especially after this Vivid ordeal.

      • pekosROB

        yeah, probably just naming it quattro for four cores.

        • Nick Gray

          Exactly. But maybe HTC is working with Audi to have a custom docking station for the tablet in all Audi cars. Lol

  • Me

    If it comes with ICS it better not be skinned, hell Honeycomb shouldnt be skinned either, it would be nice if they included the Sense widgets but not Sense itself. I’m sure HTC can develop Sense widgets that dont require Sense to work.

  • Nathan

    sound like a nice tablet, could have a higher mega pixel but that doesn’t matter as much on a tablet, but the price shouldn’t be breaking the bank though or they will start losings money.

  • GadjetGirl59

    HTC may be great for phones, but they will leave you hanging on their tablets. The zFlyer is a great tablet, they promised HC over six months ago. And nothing!!

  • Samar

    Asus is first out of the gate, lets see how this stands up.

  • pritams

    prime baby prime…