HP is one of the PC manufacturers that had enlivened the mobile device industry when the demand for Android devices began high a few years ago. The company last released Android devices in 2015, and it became the last device they released before it stopped releasing Android devices so far. But finally HP re-enliven the Android device industry with the release of a new tablet called Pro 8 in India recently.
As the beginning of HP’s return to the Android industry, the HP Pro 8 tablet is not seen as an exciting device, including its design and specifications. Overall, the tablet looks like a tablet that slid last year, but it can be fairly reasonable considering this tablet is made specifically for India because it will be used by government field workers.
For the design, this tablet has a thick bezel on all sides and has an overall thickness of 11.9 mm and has a weight of 500 grams. The thickness and weight of this tablet can be understandable considering the battery capacity is fairly large, ie 6000mAh. Even this tablet already has water and dust resistance. For biometric security, there are fingerprint sensors and iris scanners.
As the name suggests, the Pro 8 has an 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is supported with the MediaTek MT8735 chipset that has a quad-core 1.3GHz processor. The tablet has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can still be expanded with microSD up to 64GB.
HP Pro 8 has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and VGA resolution selfie camera. The tablet also has a SIM slot that supports LTE 4G network and can make phone calls.
There are speakers at the bottom side by side with a 3.5mm audio jack, while the micro USB port is at the top. HP Pro itself maasih running Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow which means users can not taste the features of split-screen multitasking that is present on Android 7 Nougat.
For the price, this tablet is worth INR 19,374. But not yet known, whether HP will sell this tablet in another country or not.