New 12.5-Inch HP Tablet Leaks Via FCC

A new HP tablet for 2016 that appears to be a 12.5-inch tablet, possibly with Windows 10 has leaked courtesy of the FCC. HP has not announced this tablet yet, but we might hear more about it at CES in under two weeks from now.

At the moment the upcoming tablet from HP simply goes under the model name HP HSTNN-I72C. Very few details about it have leaked so far, but what is confirmed is the approximate size of around 12.5 inches, and built-in 3G and 4G depending on the model since there are at least two versions of this HP tablet.

Other confirmed specs are 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS.

It also appears to be at least partially manufactured by Foxconn, and contain parts from both Intel and Huawei.

This is not the the same tablet as the upcoming HP Elite x2 (1012) though, a tablet that will be launched in the US around the middle of January. The new HP Elite x2 is enterprise tablet with a 12-inch screen that has Full HD 1920 x 1280 resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 4, options of Windows 10 Home or Pro, or even the previous 8.1 Pro. And that tablet has a built-in kickstand with 150-degree adjustments too.

HP is expected to shift its strategy in 2016 by cutting out production of low end tablets and focusing on premium models instead.


– Tom Bowen