HP Smartphone, Code-Named Brave, Pops Up in Early Render UPDATE

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UPDATE: HP has reached out to BGR with a statement saying that the image is a fake, though it makes no specific mention of the validity of the specs or codename. “This is a fabrication. This is not an HP phone,” reads the statement. “HP will expand to additional mobility categories and form factors where we believe we can offer differentiated value to our customers. We will bring smartphones to market but are not giving a timetable.”

HP BravoThe upcoming HP smartphone, which company exec Yam Su Yin recently insisted is a real thing that’s in development, may finally be beginning to take shape.

A new render that was published by PhoneArena, pictured here, supposedly depicts the HP phone, which is apparently being referred to internally by the codename “HP Brave.” There isn’t a whole lot that the image reveals about the Brave, other than the fact that it will sport some new, edgier HP branding and an awfully similar design to the Apple iPhone 5 if this proves to be its final build.

The blog also ran an image of a supposed screenshot from an AnTuTu benchmark on the phone that lists the device’s specs. The features include a 4.5-inch display with a rather unique 1600 x 900 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core (2.0 GHz) processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 15.4-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Android OS 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Whether or not HP will create their own UI or skin for Android remains to be seen, but the render appears to show the phone running a stock version of the operating system.

HP Brave Specs

Sources: PhoneArena 1 and 2 via BGR

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