HP has a new unofficial 12-inch 2-in-1 tablet in the works, possibly due for unveiling in January 2017.
For a while, this tablet have been certified as a 2-in-1 tablet with the FCC under the model number HP HSN-I06C. This 12-inch HP 2-in-1 tablet appears to be a part of a greater line of related computers, with HP also working on two notebooks with the model numbers HSN-I05 and HSN-I04.
The specs and details we can confirm so far is that the HP HSN-I06C is a tablet in the 12-inch segment, so we would assume Windows for OS, and that it is a 2-in-1 tablet since the keyboard HSN-D06K was also discovered, along with the TPA-I601J retail case.
HP HSN-I06C is a 4G LTE tablet, as it was certified with Snapdragon X5 EVDO Foxconn T77W595 4G LTE modem, with Intel’s dual-band Wi-Fi modem at the other end of the wireless spectrum, giving it 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover along with Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and GPS.
HP is something of a leader with the number of cellular tablets, having previously even sold tablets with free monthly data packages like the the very popular HP Stream 8. Nowadays HP is more likely to just manufacture tablets with 4G LTE modems built in for very little or no extra charge, and let the consumers use their own data plans instead, with the 8-inch Full HD HP Envy 8 Note “mini-Surface” being the latest example of that.
– Tom Bowen